DAVE Chappelle has been slammed for making "anti-transgender" comments in his new Netflix stand-up special, The Closer.
The comedian – who insisted he is quitting making LGBTQ jokes – was branded "ignorant" by horrified viewers.
In his hour-long special, Dave said he is "team TERF" – the term for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
He defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling – who has also said she is TERF and has made numerous controversial remarks herself about trans people – and said she shouldn't be "canceled".
Elsewhere, he recalled the time he allegedly beat up a lesbian woman and also compared blood from trans women's genitals to "beet juice".
“Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth," he said.
"That is a fact. Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those p*****s that they got… you know what I mean?
"I’m not saying it’s not p***y, but it’s beyond p***y or impossible p***y. It tastes like p***y, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood, that’s beet juice.”
Dave claimed the transgender community "want me dead" for performing "transphobic" jokes.
The comic insisted to the audience that he has never made anti-transgender jokes and urged viewers to "go back" over his specials.
He said: “Any of you who have ever watched me know that I have never had a problem with transgender people. If you listen to what I’m saying, clearly, my problem has always been with white people.
The SNL star then recalled a disturbing incident where he supposedly beat up a lesbian woman who threw a punch at him.
He claimed the woman later tried to sell the story to TMZ.
He said: “I’m glad TMZ didn’t believe that – because I did beat the s**t out of her, I’m not gonna lie. It was her fault. I had no choice.”
Later in the show, Dave addressed the "LBGTQ [sic] community directly" and said he wants to "negotiate the release of DaBaby".
The rapper has been slammed for going on a "homophobic" rant about HIV and men who "suck d**k" during a concert in Miami in July.
He said: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up.
"Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put a cellphone light them up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot put your cellphone light up. Keep it real."
Dave said in his special that he's jealous of the progress the LGBTQ community has made compared to Black people and recalled the time a gay white man called the police on him in Texas after Dave confronted him for filming him and his wife in a bar.
The comedian then insisted he won't be making any more LGBTQ jokes.
He talked about Daphne Dorman, a white transgender woman who supported his trans jokes and who Dave became friends with before she died by suicide in 2019.
Dave said he'll be leaving off the LGBTQ jokes "“until we are both sure that we are laughing together.
"I’m telling you, it’s done. I’m done talking about it. All I ask of your community, with all humility: will you please stop punching down on my people.”
Critics flooded Twitter with their backlash against Dave's stand-up set just hours after it aired.
One raged: "Dave Chappelle compared our gender transitions to blackface. That is reprehensible. His comments about trans women with SRS [sex-assignment surgery] were beyond ignorant. My blood is boiling."
Another added: "There was so much wrong that was done in this special. To stand firmly in an identity as a TERF is what actual hatred looks like. I’m mortified by this special."
A third posted: "Disappointed in Dave here. He's a smart guy and I know he can do better."
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