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Dave Chappelle apparently visited his old high school to speak with pupils days before Thanksgiving, and heard mixed responses from the student body.
The fact that he was in a remission of the murder of George Floyd, Chappelle stopped by the Duke Ellington School of The Arts, D.C., on Tuesday, and gave out 600 Thanksgiving meals and eve tickets to the screening of his new film, Untitled, titled, based on the pandemic and the aftermath of that murder.
The website reported that Chappelle was accompanied by a camera crew and his arrival was welcomed with a raucous reception of cheers and boos as well as his live comedy gigs. Chappel asked attendees to lock their phones in magnetic pouches to prevent illicit recordings.
When questioned Chappelle directly, among them a 16-year-old who called Chappel dubbed 'bigot' and said: "I'm sexy, you handled it like he was.. "Unty students, who are presumably eight, are understood to have interpreted Chache directly. Among them was the 16th-grader who said that you were childish and acted like children."
According to two students who relayed the conversation to Politico on the following day, Chappelle replied: My friend, with all respect, I don't believe that you could make one of my decisions on a given day.
In a student's telling him that Your comedy kills, Chappelle replied with the N-word, saying [redacted] are dead every day. The comedian' spokesman said: They are complaining that he talked and said then Dave is putting the school on the map.
Chappelle said the performing arts students, I'm better than every instrumentalist, artist, no matter what art you do in this school, right now I'll be better as all of you. I am sure you're going to change. You've got to be household names soon.
When one student left the room early, Chappelle said: Of course she left early. Sims apparently told the website that the student who had been in conversation with Chappel answered questions with jokes or laughter. However, it is not clear whether the students in question had even talked about this with her before her exit.
The students said that despite the criticism, Chappelle didn't have any illwill against the students, at one point turning to the camera to condemn potential death threats against his pupils. I don'T want to hear about any threats to these kids. These kids dont deserve that.
He was really kind. If only he had acted that way the whole time... There was no reason for being mean to us. He laughed at kids.
The students who were disappointed that they didn't have the opportunity to express their support for Chappelle in this forum. At the time of the meeting, the students contacted the school's superintendent, overton said. The students were unhappy with the fact that many of them supported the comedian, but that most of their discontent was the voice of dissatisfaction and scolded the loud majority.
The school said the comedian invited pupils to perform at numerous high-profile events, donated memorabilia, and hosted masterclasses for his pupils - and he re-applauded various artists for such an award, as well as the events on campus.
The school initially planned to name one of its theaters after the comedian - the day of Chappelles Q&A this week, with the school saying it would be better to address the the chest in the hopes of bringing the situation to a teachable moment in anticipation of the upcoming oscars and his controversial Netflix special The Closer.
Variety has called for comment from Chappelles representatives.