Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy particular for Netflix has drawn loads of backlash over jokes about LGBTQ individuals, significantly transgender of us. In an surprising twist, the backlash is now drawing backlash of its personal.
Jaclyn Moore — a trans lady and lead producer of one other Netflix collection, Pricey White Folks — made waves on Twitter the day after Chappelle’s particular was dropped on the platform by saying she could be boycotting the platform in protest of Netflix’s help of Chappelle. However Moore virtually instantly sparked outrage as soon as individuals found she’s white.
“Faucets a microphone. After the Chappelle particular, I can’t do that anymore. I gained’t work for @netflix once more so long as they hold selling and benefiting from harmful transphobic content material,” Moore posted on Instagram, alongside screenshots of her tweets calling out Chappelle and Netflix for being anti-trans:
Whereas many celebrated Moore’s choice to take a stand, others are stating the irony of a white particular person showrunning a Black present after which protesting a Black comic:
The showrunner of Pricey White Folks is white (a present that explores the overdue + crucial adjustments and struggles Black individuals have in an built-in society with whites and their supremacy) and desires to cancel Dave Chapelle? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! pic.twitter.com/zQdPz9pGbx
— thong track fanatic. (@thePLAINESTjane) October 8, 2021
So, Netflix canceled “expensive white individuals” and the creator drops Netflix due to Dave Chapelle? pic.twitter.com/dz7yL745Bj
— lib&smoke (@LibSmoke) October 8, 2021
I am so joyful that the trans lady who’s behind “Pricey White Folks” tried to advantage sign in opposition to Dave Chapelle, and now individuals are discovering out this particular person is white. Discuss backfiring. lol
— Adam Goldman (@18kGoldman) October 8, 2021
Dave Chapelle is ass and transphobic *AND* it’s disappointing however not surprising that ‘Pricey White Folks’ has a white showrunner *AND* quite a lot of your fave reveals on Black life have white present runners/largely white writing rooms
— Gloria Oladipo (@gaoladipo) October 8, 2021
Pricey White Folks was written by a white particular person. I am am simply misplaced. Dave Chapelle was calling out the racism of white LGBTQ individuals. Netflix do not strip it. pic.twitter.com/4CdlwRFi9w
— Gavin M. (@GavinM20757503) October 8, 2021
This Pricey White Folks vs Dave Chapelle disclosure is SENDING me. pic.twitter.com/KCK5nUgzel
— Torchè Brown (@let_josh_tellit) October 8, 2021
Pricey White Folks having a white lady as a showrunner shouldn’t have occurred & deserves legitimate critique.
Her eager to boycott Dave Chapelle for his continued transphobic/homophobic jokes can be legitimate & he deserves critique.
Two issues will be true directly.
— Get her, Jade! (@keatingssixth) October 8, 2021
Seemingly in response to the outrage that Pricey White Folks was led by a white artistic, Moore tweeted once more, clarifying her function on the collection. “I used to be employed to jot down on Pricey White Folks by Justin Simien earlier than season one. After season 3 I used to be promoted by Justin to run the present with him for season 4. I used to be the present’s solely white author,” she wrote.
Netflix canceled Pricey White Folks one yr in the past, saying that its fifth season could be the final. Season 5 of the collection premiered on September 22.