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Jon Stewart Defends Dave Chappelle, Says Chappelle’s ‘Intention Is Never Hurtful’

October 23, 2021 | Posted by Ashish
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Jon Stewart is coming to the defense of Dave Chappelle, who continues to face backlash over his jokes about the trans community in his The Closer Netflix comedy special which led to several Netflix employees holding a walkout on Wednesday.

Stewart told TMZ that the people upset with Chappelle should pay attention to what’s in the comedian’s heart, and felt confident that both sides will be able to work out their issues once they talk. He called Chappelle one of his “favorite people on the planet” and a “good man” and felt that miscommunication was at the heart of the controversy.

“I know his intention is never hurtful,” Stewart said. “He’s not that kinda person.”

As noted earlier, Chappelle’s team says they are open to sitting with the Netflix employees who are upset to discuss their issues.

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