Advocate of freedom of expression in the first row! New Twitter boss Elon Musk is pictured alongside Diddy at the Dave Chappelle show – in a show of support for the comedian who was nearly canceled for his trans jokes
- Elon Musk was front row at Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl show on Tuesday
- He was sitting next to Diddy when an assailant stormed the stage to injure the comedian
- Her presence is poignant – Chappelle nearly got canceled last year for his trans jokes
- Musk, who recently bought Twitter, has pledged to restore free speech to the platform and not bow to the woke crowd
- After the attack, Chappelle joked: ‘He was a trans man’
- He had joked about how he had to increase his security following the trans controversy last year
Free speech champion Elon Musk sat front row at Dave Chappelle’s show at the Hollywood Bowl last night, undeterred by the fact that many wanted to see the comedian canceled because of his trans jokes and opinions .
Fresh off the Met Gala in New York on Monday, Musk was pictured next to Diddy and other stars before an audience member took the stage and attempted to attack Chappelle.
Chappelle had joked about having to step up security due to the hate he receives from some trans advocates when Isaiah Lee, 23, stormed the stage.
He was armed with a knife hidden in a gun and made a straight line for the comedian to tackle him.
Chappelle dodged the attack and was unhurt. Lee broke his arm in the melee and is now in jail for felony assault with a deadly weapon. His motive for the attack remains unclear.
Fresh off the Met Gala in New York on Monday, Musk was pictured next to Diddy and other stars before a member of the public took the stage and attempted to attack Chappelle
Dave Chappelle nearly got canceled last year after making jokes about trans women
The brawl happened in front of a prominent audience that included not only Musk but Beyonce and Jay Z, Madonna and Christina Milian.
Milian was visibly shocked leaving the show after the attempt to harm Chappelle.
Musk recently bought Twitter in an apparent effort to restore free speech to the platform and dilute the woke brigade’s grip on big tech.
He has said repeatedly that he believes the tech company has become beholden to a host of far-left bullies, and Republicans and right-wingers are being sidelined as a result.
His appearance at the Chappelle show on Tuesday night fits that position.
Immediately after last night’s incident, Chappelle’s first joke was, “He was a trans man.” It has already been criticized by some.
Chappelle was on the verge of being canceled in October last year when he cracked jokes on a Netflix special about trans people.
He said women today see trans women the same way black people might see white women wearing black faces, and noted that women have a right to feel anger towards women. trans since Caitlyn Jenner won Glamor magazine’s 2015 Woman of the Year award.
“I’d be crazy as fuck if I was a woman,” Chappelle said in one section and in another he said, “Sex is a fact.”
There was furious outrage and threats to boycott Netflix because of what he said.
He then addressed the controversy saying, “I said what I said and my god I heard what you said.
‘To the transgender community, I’m more than willing to give you an audience, but you won’t summon me. I don’t bend to anyone’s requests, and if you want to meet me, I’m more than willing to do so, but I have certain conditions.
“First of all, you can’t come if you haven’t watched my special from start to finish. You have to come to a place of my choosing at a time of my choosing, and third, you have to admit that Hannah Gadsby isn’t funny.
‘Am I canceled or not? So let’s go!’
Lee, 23, remains behind bars for attempting to attack Chappelle. He has yet to make his first court appearance.
Isaiah Lee, 23, is carried off on a stretcher and handcuffed after he tried to attack Dave Chappelle during his show in Hollywood on Tuesday night