CNN’s Don Lemon Responds to Dave Chappelle Slam in Netflix Special
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Dave Chappelle strikes the CNN anchor Don Lemon in a new Netflix comedy special and urges Lemon's call for black celebrities to campaign for racial justice.
"And I'm watching Don Lemon, this hotbed of reality," says Chappelle in the special that Netflix released free on YouTube early Friday. He says, 'Where are all these celebrities? Why don't you all talk? "Is it important for celebrities? No! These are the streets that speak for themselves. You don't need me now. I kept my mouth shut ... but don't think my silence is complicit."
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Chappelle added, "Why should anyone care what his favorite comedian thinks after seeing a policeman kneel on a man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds?"
In a Friday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day," Lemon responded to Chappelle's criticism.
"I actually agree with Dave Chappelle," said Lemon, saying that Chappelle is his favorite comedian. "I think the young people out there on the street don't care what we have to say" in the "establishment".
However, according to Lemon, this is not a moment of humility. I think it's a moment when we should all use our platform (s) to do everything we can ... at least to show these young people and the people out there that we support them. "
Lemon also pointed out: "The irony is that his special is called" 8:46 ". He talks about this problem and I think it's great. He uses his platform to talk about it as much as he can." The CNN The moderator also invited Chappelle to come on his program “at any time”.
In Chappelle's "8:46" special, which was filmed in front of a live audience, he also broadly takes up the conservative political commentator Candace Owens, rejects the hypocrisy of Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham and talks about the Day Kobe Can't Accept Grammy Bryant died.
The "8:46" special, which lasts just over 27 minutes, had almost 3 million views on YouTube about 13 hours after its release.
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