The new special dropped on August 26.
With a special titled Sticks & Stones, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Dave Chappelleaddressed a number of controversial topics that have been discussed throughout the year in his new Netflix special. In it, he speaks on Michael Jackson‘s child sexual abuse allegations that resurfaced following the release of the Leaving Neverland documentary that dropped earlier this year, as well as the Surviving R. Kelly documentary which also dropped earlier this year.
According to a report from The Daily Beast, while talking about Leaving Neverland and Jimmy Safechuck and Wade Robson, the two men who accused Jackson of sexual abuse, Chappelle said he doesn’t “believe these motherf**kers” before also telling the audience not to watch the documentary. He also imagines a scenario where Jackson is guilty of the allegations made against him.
“I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it? This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives,” the comedian said. “You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?”
“I know it seems harsh, but somebody’s gotta teach these kids. No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He’s going to want to look at your butthole or something,” he continued.
Chappelle also goes on to use Macaulay Culkinto defend the late Jackson. Culkin has said that the singer never abused him during their relationship.
“I’m not a pedophile. But if I was, Macaulay Culkin’s the first kid I’m f**king. I’ll tell you that right now,” the comedian said.
Elsewhere, Chappelle spoke on R. Kelly and why he didn’t appear in dream hampton‘s Surviving R. Kelly documentary. The comedian does believe the R&B singer did what he’s been accused of doing (“I’m pretty sure he did that s**t,” he said), and explained that hampton had asked him once if he wanted to appear in the documentary but he had forgot about it. Only after she mentioned his name among a handful of others who also refused to appear in Surviving R. Kelly during a press tour, did Chappelle remember.
He then clarified that he didn’t participate in the documentary because “I don’t know this ni**a at all.”
Since the special’s release, hampton has responded ot Chappelle’s claim that she asked him to appear in the doc on Twitter.
“I didn’t personally (or casually) invite Chappelle to be interviewed for the doc,” she wrote. “The producer responsible for celeb outreach officially asked him, more than once. I haven’t seen or talked to him in about 8 years. Weird he told his joke that way.”
Elsewhere in the special, Chappelle also discussed Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. Sticks & Stones is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Source: The Daily Beast