Dave Chappelle’s representative is retracting a report claiming that “Saturday Night Live” writers were boycotting the show before it hosted the show this weekend.
On Wednesday, the New York Post reported, citing an anonymous source, that the writers on the show will be sitting in the loop.
“We have seen nothing to support media reports about a writer’s boycott,” a Chappelle representative told CNN in a statement. “In fact, the book provided over 40 sketches of Dave’s interest and collaboration. Just like during Dave’s appearance on ‘SNL’, you won’t want to miss it!”
This will be the third time he has hosted Chappelle.
‘SNL’ announced his return to Studio 8H last week.
News of Chappelle’s hosting was met with some outrage on social media due to his controversial comments over the years about the transgender community, especially considering that the show announced in September that it had added its first non-binary member, comedian and actress Molly Kearney, and its non-binary writer, Celeste. yum.
CNN has reached out to “SNL” representatives and creator Lorne Michaels, Kearney and Yim for comment.
Chappelle made jokes about the transgender community in groups over the years And he found himself on the receiving end of a backlash from some members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
The latest developments, 2021 Netflix Special “The Closer” The fret increased after Chappelle said it was “Team TERF,” the short term for “radical trans-exclusion feminism.”
“Sex is real,” Chappelle said. during the special offer. “Every human being in this room, every human on earth, had to go through a woman’s legs to be on the floor. That’s the truth.”
Nearly 65 Netflix employees They staged a strike amid controversy and, Earlier this yearone venue canceled Chappelle’s planned appearance after receiving criticism over the decision to have him perform.
Netflix I stood Its decision to private stream.
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