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Jerrod Carmichael Calls Out Dave Chappelle Over Transphobic Jokes

Jerrod Carmichael Calls Out Dave Chappelle Over Transphobic Jokes

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“I think, a lot of times, people who offer nothing truthful or meaningful about themselves then complain about society at large and create this boogeyman."

Jerrod Carmichael is not afraid to speak his mind.

After coming out as gay last year, the comedian and actor has been freer than ever to tell his truth, and his comedy is better off for it. You just have to look at his special Rothaniel to see the evidence.

He's also not afraid to speak out against other comedians who are using their platforms and careers to do nothing but sh*t on trans people. In the latest issue of GQ, Carmichael gave his opinion on fellow comedian Dave Chappelle, whose career over the last several years has focused more and more on making bad trans rants and jokes.

Carmichael simply does not believe in Cancel Culture -- and doesn't believe that Chappelle is a victim of it.

"Look, I get it. Everybody's got to create a boogeyman to sell tickets. But it's not true," he said about the subject. "Who's getting canceled for what they've said? What does that mean, that people are mad on Twitter? Everybody's fine. These grown men are fine."

"I think, a lot of times, people who offer nothing truthful or meaningful about themselves then complain about society at large and create this boogeyman," he continued, getting more specific. "It's like, listen, that's the most urgent thing in your life? God bless you. I'm tired of hearing it."

"Chappelle, do you know what comes up when you Google your name, bro? That's the legacy? Your legacy is a bunch of opinions on trans shit? It's an odd hill to die on," he said about Chappelle's downward spiral to only making anti-trans jokes.

"And it's like, hey, bro. Who the f*ck are you? Who do you f*ck? What do you like to do," he continued. "Childish jokes aside, who the f*ck are you? It's just kind of played. But he's choosing to die on the hill. So, alright, let him."

This isn't Carmichael's first foray into being a trans ally. Way back in 2015, when he had a self-titled show on NBC, he used one episode to affirm trans youth. In the episode, Carmichael's character Jerrod signs up for the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.

After he meets the kid he's working with, Jordan, Jordan confesses that she's transgender.

"Do you know what that means? I'm a girl, even though you see me as a boy," she tells him. While Jerrod wasn't sure what to do at first, he eventually comes back and comforts her, saying that he'll help her come out to her mom.

"Look, the fact that I don't totally get it doesn't mean that I don't hear what you're saying or that I don't believe you," Jerrod tells Jordan. "I know that this is real. Truthfully, I don't have to get it 100% to support you 100%."

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