Dave Chappelle cracking jokes over the LGBTQ+ community is fair game, and should NOT be censored in the slightest — so says a transgender comedian, who’s backing the dude.
Flame Monroe — a Black trans comic — tells TMZ she’s not in favor of taking Dave’s new Netflix special, “The Closer,” off the service … because she says in the world of comedy, nothing is off-limits — and she simply doesn’t believe in censoring standups.
Watch her explanation here, because it’s very interesting. Obviously, Flame has a multi-dimensional perspective to offer — from race to gender identity, and also her chosen craft — and the one she feels most strongly about is a comic’s right to joke freely.
That jibes with what Damon Wayans told us just the other day on this whole debate. He, too, seemed more focused on the comedy side of things … rather than the LGBT vs. Black comparisons Dave raised in the special.
Flame goes further … praising Dave as “great,” while also saying she believes he’s brought people together in a way — to have a much-needed dialogue.
Bottom line … Flame seems to be OK with Dave using Netflix’s platform to speak his mind — and clearly believes that outweighs the actual inflammatory content itself.
Of course, not everyone in her communities — be it among African-Americans or folks under the LGBT umbrella — feels the same way … which means this convo’s far from over.