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Dave Chappelle dares cancel-happy critics to prevent new theater at his alma mater from being named after him — with a creative, selfless twist
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Dave Chappelle dares cancel-happy critics to prevent new theater at his alma mater from being named after him — with a creative, selfless twist

Dave Chappelle threw down the gauntlet against woke critics hell-bent on canceling him — and this time it was sparked by controversy over his old high school planning to name a new theater after him.

So the comedian challenged his naysayers to try to prevent the naming from happening — in a not-surprisingly creative and rather selfless fashion.

What are the details?

As you no doubt know by now, Chappelle has been the focus of a ton of far-left anger for the last few months over the release of his Netflix special "The Closer" — specifically due to content about transgender people.

"Gender is a fact," he said in one milder politically incorrect moment. "Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact."

For that, the left-wing mob has done its darnedest to shut down Chappelle: bullying, walkouts with lists of demands, resignations, an obligatory Alyssa Milano virtue signal, and even a Netflix data leak and a crashing of an executive meeting.

On top of all that, Chappelle ran into the wood chipper at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown, his old high school.

Chappelle — who's raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the school — was set to participate in a fundraiser for a new theater on campus to be named after him. But students weren't having it, refused to honor Chappelle, and considered a walkout.

While the school initially canceled the fundraiser, it later adjusted its stance and postponed the fundraiser until April while still going forward with plans to name the theater after Chappelle.


Then last week, Chappelle made a surprise appearance at the Duke Ellington school, speaking to an auditorium of nearly 600 students and responding to the transgender controversy.

It was not pretty.

Students got on the mic and ripped Chappelle for his un-woke comedy. One student called him a "bigot" and added, "I'm 16, and I think you're childish, you handled it like a child," according to Politico Playbook.

But Chappelle — who hasn't backed down an inch yet — continued his defiant stance and got right back in students' faces.

In fact, when another student reportedly told Chappelle, "Your comedy kills," he replied that "n*****s are killed every day." Amazingly the parent of the student in question was upset that Chappelle — a black man — used the N-word.

A new twist

So over the weekend, Chappelle took to Instagram and posted a challenge to his critics who don't want him to receive the honor of having the new theater named after him.

All they have to do is donate more money to the Duke Ellington school than his supporters donate, and Chappelle will bow out of the name game.

"Having the theater named after me is a great honor," Chappelle wrote on the second page of his post. "Although, that was not my idea, aim, or desire. At the request of our beloved school’s founder Peggy Cooper [Cafritz], I accepted."

He added, "In April, I intend to honor that request. If you object to my receiving this honor, I urge you to donate to the school, noting your objection. If you are in favor of the theater being named, ‘Chappelle,’ I urge you to donate to the school, noting your approval."

Chappelle then declared that whichever side donates more money "wins."

"If by April, those against the 'Chappelle' theater exceed the donations of those who are neutral or in favor of the theater being named 'Chappelle,' I will gladly step aside. If not, I will happily attend the naming ceremony."

He then concluded his message with a pointed suggestion: "And if you don't care enough to donate... please, shut the f*** up, forever."

That's right: Chappelle is willing to give up the naming deal in exchange for the school getting money in the end.

As of Monday afternoon, Chappelle's post has received more than 81,000 likes.

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