Dave Chappelle wins for ‘The Closer’ despite transgender backlash

Comedian Dave Chappelle won a Grammy Award on Sunday for his comedy album The closest despite persistent backlash from transgender activists who denounced Chappelle and his stand-up act.

Chappelle won on a night where the Grammys celebrated transgender and gender nonconformity with an appearance by trans dancer Jayla Rose Sullivan and cross-dressing references to Harry Styles.

The closest, which was based on the 2021 Netflix special, won in the comedy album category, beating woke left-wing comedians Randy Rainbow, Patton Oswalt and Jim Gaffigan. Also nominated this year, Louis CK for his album Sorry.

The win marks Chappelle’s fourth career Grammy in the comedy album category.

The closest was condemned by many transgender activists and their allies in the mainstream media for Chappelle’s jokes about trans people and his statement that he believes biological reality determines his gender.

“I’m Team TERF,” Chappelle said on the show.

Netflix employees staged a strike to protest the show, demanding that the streamer remove the program from its service.

Netflix’s transgender employees also released a list of demands from senior management, including a call for more transgender and “non-binary” content and more trans staff at the highest levels of the company.

As Breitbart News reported, Chappelle recently called out transgender activists for their violent behavior, saying trans protesters threw eggs at his fans who lined up to see him perform last year.

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