Dave Chappelle second bite at the Netflix apple has produced some questions about the boundaries of comedy.
The #metoo revolution shell shocked America, a poignant moment history that will live on.
Comedians are philosophers, they provide a running commentary of the world at large, a good amount of material is based on current events.
But they are not journalists, comedians are not constrained by the same boundaries in most cases, and can tow the line to make a specific point.
The question afoot is as follows.
Did Dave Chappelle cross the line?
““Show business is just harder than that. Them women sounded like, I hate to say it, they sounded weak…One of these ladies was like, ‘Louis C.K. was masturbating while I was on the phone with him.’ B—-, you don’t know how to hang up the phone? How the hell are you going to survive in show business if this is an actual obstacle to your dreams? I know Louis is wrong, I’m just saying, I’m held to a higher standard of accountability than these women are.”
At first glance, the answer is yes.
To refer to a woman as bitch a while waxing philosophical about how victims should share guilt with sexual abusers is offensive.
Any place, anytime, anywhere.
Comedian or not, there is alternative ways to elicit laughter, or provide meaningful insight.
Mr. Chappelle is a genuis, but that does not absolve him of accountibility after his most recent performance on Netflix.