This week, comedian Dave Chapelle managed to criticize both President Trump and transgender people.
In a show at Radio City Music Hall and during an interview on “The Stephen Colbert Show,” Chapelle expressed second thoughts about a “Saturday Night Live” monologue he delivered last November.
“I’m gonna wish Donald Trump luck,” Chapelle had said at the time. “I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too."
“It’s not like I wanted to give him a chance that night,” Chapelle told Stephen Colbert Wednesday night. “You know, listen, man, in the last six months, I think we’re all getting an education about the presidency.”
Chapelle said he’s never heard people discussing “ethics” the way they do now, saying, "He’s putting all this stuff on the forefront" before calling President Trump “a bad DJ at a good party.”
Chapelle was also criticized this week for telling jokes about transgender people. In a review of Chapelle’s Radio City show, the website Vulture reported that Chapelle told a few jokes that liberals will consider offensive.
Transgenders in the military, said Chapelle, “sounds like a secret weapon to me. If I was in ISIS in the trenches fighting against the United States and all of the sudden I see a man with a beard and big D-cups…just rushing my foxhole and s***, I’d be horrified.”
Chapelle also joked, “I read in the paper that Caitlyn Jenner was contemplating posing nude in an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated. And I knew it was politically incorrect to say, so I figured I’d just say it for everybody — yuck. F***, man, I just want to read some stats, like why are you cramming man-[expletive] in the middle of the sports page like that?”