Dave Chappelle on YE: “He said, I can say anti-Semitic things, and Adidas can't drop me. Now What?” Chappelle added. “They dropped that n*gga immediately”
Dave Chappelle addresses Kanye West and antisemitism in controversial 'SNL' monologue: “Kanye Got So Much Trouble Kyrie Got In Trouble”
Dave Chappelle talks Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, and Anti-Semitism During 'SNL' Monologue.
Chappelle’s third opening monologue on Saturday Night Live opened with a disclaimer denouncing antisemitism. “And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
The legendary comedian began his 15-minute stand-up on Kanye West’s discussed anti-semitic comments caused him to lose, among other things, more than a billion dollars in a single day.
Sporting-goods giant Adidas had dropped West after he said the company could not drop him even if he said antisemitic things, said Chappelle.
“Ironically, Adidas was founded by Nazis, and they were offended,” he quipped. “I guess the student surpassed the teacher.”
Dave Chappelle also spoke about NBA star Kyrie Irving, saying that the list of six things asked of the player in order to return to the court after tweeting a link to the antisemitic film “From Hebrews to Negroes” was too much.
“The list of demands to get back in their good graces got longer and longer and this is where I draw the line,” Chappelle said. “I know the Jewish people have been through terrible things all over the world, but … you can’t blame that on black Americans. You just, can’t, you know what I mean?”
The audience did not appear to know what he meant, and he acknowledged that only one person had clapped.
“A fair punishment would be he should just post a link to Schindler’s List and y’all write your own captions,” he said. “‘Cause Kyrie Irving’s black ass was nowhere near the Holocaust. In fact, he’s not even certain it existed.”
Chapelle began the monologue by taking out a piece of paper saying: “I denounce antisemitism in all its forms and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community.” He added, “And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
“I gotta tell you guys, I’ve probably been doing this for 35 years now and early in my career, I learned that there are two words in the English language that you should never say together in sequence and those words are ‘The’ and ‘Jews.