Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage couple weeks ago. At the time he was performing for a Netflix special. The streaming giant found itself in hot water after choosing to stick by Chappelle and even issuing a letter to those not happy with the content policy – that they’re free too leave.
In an exclusive interview from lock up, the man who tackled Dave Chappelle an was then accosted by Chappelle’s security team revealed that it is all about the culture:
“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Isaiah Lee told NY Post
“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”
Chappelle is a very influential comedian and his jokes have touched thousands of lives. Just recently Chappelle caused another backlash when he opened for John Mulaney during a different Netflix comedy performance.
Lee went on to accuse the security team of roughing him up:
“They spat on me and twisted me as if on purpose,” he said of the security guards who left him with a broken arm and two black eyes.
Even though Lee was armed with a contraption – Los Angeles District attorney’s office decided to avoid pursuing felony charges against him.
“When you see that a person commits a clear crime, and does it to one of the most loved performers alive,
and does it in a very high profile public setting, and it gets captured on video, and you don’t charge that person for what they obviously did,
it’s the kind of thing that makes people lose faith in law enforcement. That’s never good. “ – Joe Rogan added upon learning that LA district attorney won’t be pressing felony charges.
“I was like, ‘People are thinking they’re gonna start smacking comedians now, if they don’t like what they’re saying.’ And what I’m thinking or what I’m worried about is, you know, people think that’s justified.”