Dave Chappelle’s consultant is pushing again on a report that claimed “Saturday Night Live” writers had been staging a boycott forward of his internet hosting the present this weekend.
On Wednesday, The New York Put up, citing an nameless supply, reported writers on the present had been going to take a seat out on the episode.
“We’ve seen nothing to support media reports of a writer’s boycott,” Chappelle’s rep informed CNN in an announcement. “In fact, the writers delivered over 40 sketches for Dave’s consideration and collaboration. Just as during Dave’s past ‘SNL’ appearances, you won’t want to miss it!”
It is going to be Chappelle’s third time internet hosting.
‘SNL’ made the announcement about his return to Studio 8H final week.
Information of Chappelle’s internet hosting was met with some furor on social media given his controversial feedback through the years in regards to the transgender group, particularly on condition that the present introduced in September that it was including its first non-binary forged member, comic and actor Molly Kearney, and has a trans non-binary author, Celeste Yim.
CNN has reached out to representatives for “SNL,” its creator Lorne Michaels, Kearney and Yim for remark.
Chappelle has made jokes in regards to the trans group in units through the years and located himself on the receiving finish of backlash from some members of the LGBTQ+ group and allies.
Most not too long ago, 2021 Netflix particular “The Closer” elevated the ire after Chappelle mentioned he was “team TERF,” the abbreviated time period for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.”
“Gender is a fact,” Chappelle mentioned in the course of the particular. “Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact.”
Roughly 65 Netflix workers staged a walkout amid the controversy and, earlier this 12 months, one venue canceled Chappelle’s deliberate look after receiving criticism over the choice to have him carry out.
Netflix stood by its choice to stream the particular.