Dave Chappelle’s Boston comedy gig stirs diverse reactions

During his show at Boston’s TD Garden, comedian Dave Chappelle reportedly criticised Israel’s bombing of Gaza and US support of the effort. After condemning the October 7 Hamas attack in which over 1,000 Israelis died, 

Chappelle accused Israel of killing innocent civilians and committing war crimes. He also said that the US was guilty of aiding the slaughter of innocent civilians, according to Deadline. 

Audience reaction was mixed, with some applauding and calling “free Palestine,” while others walked out of the show. 

A spokesperson for Chappelle told the Wall Street Journal that he denies being in Boston for the show in question, which was widely advertised and displays no indications that it was cancelled. 

Chappelle isn’t the only performer who faces conflict over their remarks on the war. Since Madonna kicked off her Celebration World Tour last week, she reportedly had to beef up security after calling for peace from the stage.

Chappelle has been criticised for his recent remarks on women, trans folks, and the LGBTQ+ community.


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