His last special Sticks & Stones, also controversial, is our most watched, stickiest and most award winning stand-up special to date.
During The Closer, Chappelle maintains that “gender is a fact.”
Chappelle also declares his support for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has been condemned for comments deemed anti-trans.
In an internal memo acquired by our sister site Variety, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos acknowledged the controversy that has stemmed from The Closer, but defended Chappelle’s “artistic freedom.”
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