Dave Chappelle’s critics, in the opinion of Fat Joe, should move on already.
When asked about Chapelle’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community by TMZ while he was walking around New York, the Bronx icon, who is close friends with the Emmy-winning comic, stated that the gay community adores the 48-year-old comedian.
“They love him,” said Joe. “They love him. Everybody gotta take the time out and laugh. When it’s a comedian we look at it as fun humor laughter. Of course there’s some sensitive issues that our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community are facing which is fear, people beating ’em up for no reason. All types of things that are happening to ’em unfairly, but I don’t think Dave Chappelle making fun of them or me, I just laugh, you know? And I take it for what it is.”
He went on, “You mess around and walk into the comedy club after they already started and you try to get to your seat, they gonna tear you up for about a half hour…I think comedy has always been a relief. It’s always made fun of everything. Sometimes it’s too soon…but other than that, I love comedy. I love to laugh and that’s the beauty of comedy…he’s just being a comedian.”
Fat Joe’s remarks follow the cancellation of Dave Chappelle’s most recent performance in Minneapolis owing to complaints from the LGBTQ community about his repeated jokes about transgender individuals.