Dave Chappelle’s ‘SNL’ monologue sparks backlash as being antisemitic



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Dave Chappelle’s feedback concerning the Jewish group throughout his “Saturday Night Live” monologue are being slammed as antisemitic.

Anti-Defamation League chief govt officer Jonathan Greenblatt took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the comic and the NBC late night time present.

“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to see @nbcsnl not just normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” Greenblatt tweeted. “Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every turn? Why does our trauma trigger applause?”

The controversial comedian hosted the present and addressed the firestorm round Kanye West, who has legally modified his identify to “Ye,” following his remarks about Jewish individuals.

Chappelle started the present by studying an announcement which mentioned “I denounce antisemitism in all its forms and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community.”

“And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time,” Chappelle joked.

He went on to say that Ye had damaged “the show business rules” that are “the rules of perception.”

“If they’re Black, then it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob,” Chappelle mentioned. “But if they’re Jewish, it’s a coincidence and you should never speak about it.”

Chappelle went on to speak concerning the abundance of Jewish individuals in Hollywood.

“But that doesn’t mean anything,” he mentioned. “There’s a lot of Black people in Ferguson, Missouri. Doesn’t mean they run the place.”

Chappelle mentioned he may see “if you had some kind of issue, you might go out to Hollywood and start connecting some kind of lines and you could maybe adopt the illusion that Jews run show business.”

“It’s not a crazy thing to think,” he mentioned. “But it’s a crazy thing to say out loud.”

Author Adam Feldman tweeted “That Dave Chappelle SNL monologue probably did more to normalize anti-Semitism than anything Kanye said.”

“Everyone knows Kanye is nuts,” Feldman wrote. “Chappelle posits himself as a teller of difficult truths. It’s worse.”

CNN has reached out to reps for Chappelle and NBC for remark.