John Mulani The Columbus show saw the presence of a guest in Ohio who was once considered one of the greatest comedians on the planet; Dave Chappell.
Chappell opened the show for Mulani, did some of his routine and then left the stage because Mulani thanked him for being there. But obviously, the jokes that Chappell did in this routine didn’t seem to fit very well. LGBT community . Several people present later expressed their disagreement on Twitter, commenting that the joke Dave Chappell made was not only transphobic but also gay. Some have tweeted that they are shocked and disappointed to hear such a large crowd laugh at Dave’s joke.
Moreover, even after John Mulani expressed frustration over the issue, several people came forward saying that Mulani would allow Dave Chappell to use his platform to make such jokes and then thank him for being there instead of speaking out against him.
However, while this was one aspect of Twittervers, there was another aspect that came with Dave’s help. They noted that the jokes that were supposed to be transphobic and homophobic were not like that at all.
Since the phones were locked before the show began, there was no footage of the actual performance, but people explained on Twitter that Dave had made a joke where he said he had been attacked with a gun, which was marked with a knife. One person tweeted that what was being called a gay joke was simply Dave saying, “Maybe you two are gay, I don’t know, if that’s the case, there’s nothing wrong with that.” The context of the line was not dynamic.
Neither Dave Chappell nor John Mulani have commented on the controversy. However, this is not the first time that Dave Chappell has come under attack from the LGBT community. His October 2021 special headline with Netflix, “The Closure” was also criticized for having transphobic jokes in it. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Agent Defamation (GLAAD) particularly condemned Chappell.