On Dec. 31, Netflix released Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy specials, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation. The former contains an anecdote about a fan who sent Chappelle a letter about his heavily-criticized jokes about transgender people, and it leads into more jokes in the same vein.
Tyler Foster published an essay on Medium claiming that he is likely the fan whose letter Chappelle references, a letter to which Chappelle sent a handwritten response just days later.
“You are a very kind person to nudge me gently, and your friends in the transgender community are lucky to have an advocate like you,” Chappelle wrote, in a screenshot of the note added to the Medium post, adding, “I’m not perfect, but I do care.” Read more…
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