Cancel culture is a VERY real thing…
And it can strike anyone at any time.
However, there are some people that seem to be immune to this sickening trend in the 21st Century, and it’s hard to explain why some people simply CAN’T be cancelled.
Over the past weekend, we saw another prominent person fall victim to it.
The Las Vegas Raiders’ (still doesn’t sound right) head coach, Jon Gruden, was taken out of the league over some emails that looked to be questionable at best.
He said a few things that – while definitely could be considered insensitive – were definitely not “hate speech”…
But of course, the Left ran with it – calling him everything from homophobic, racist and bigoted – which forced him to make the decision to quit on a $100 million contract.
It’s a shame – people can’t let things that happened in the past… STAY in the past anymore.
So, the Raiders will be without the services of one of the best football coaches of all time.
However, Jon Gruden is the only one facing the woke mob…
At the same time, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle, has come under fire for his latest comedy special on Netflix for the way that the trans community feel that Dave represented them – even saying that he may have put trans lives in danger.
However, unlike Gruden, Dave is standing tall…
Even Netflix, the company that put Dave’s special out, had to suspend one of their trans employees due to their outburst.
Putting The Smallest First
What’s the difference?
Well, before we get into that – let’s talk about how one of the statistically SMALLEST communities in America – has become so powerful.
It seems that social justice warriors (SJW’s) love to focus on getting “fairness” for the SMALLEST segments of society – and apparently getting .58% rights that they don’t FEEL they have – takes precedence over the 99.42% of the population’s rights.
Dave Chapelle’s comedy of late, does tend to have jokes that do make the trans community look a little… well, like clowns.
But it was Dave showing that there’s a double standard…
That what can get you canceled and what can’t – and poking fun at the trans community is something that CAN get you canceled – as evidenced by the fact that the rapper DaBaby can kill a man and it not ruin his career…
But the moment he said something about the trans community, he found himself at the forefront of yet another cancelation campaign.
It’s a very thought-provoking bit…
And it was something that the trans community took offense to – and some of Netflix own employees wanted to do something about it – and wound up suspended for their actions.
What’d they do?
Well, they tried to force their way into a directors’ meeting in order to get the comedy special pulled and one of them was a trans engineer, Terra Field.
Field whom identifies herself on Twitter as a senior software engineer at Netflix and as trans told her story via tweet and here’s what it said…
Settle in, this one is a doozy…
“So, Who Does This Harm?”
“I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness – all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You’re going to hear a lot of talk about ‘offense’. We are not offended. Being trans is actually pretty funny, if you’re someone who actually knows about the subject matter. How could volunteering for a second puberty *not* be funny? That isn’t what he is doing though. Our existence is ‘funny’ to him – and when we object to his harm, we’re ‘offended’.”
Going to have to break this up because it’s a LONG rant…
But at least Fields admits that there is something funny about the trans community.
“The problem is that people are responding to something we never said. We aren’t complaining about ‘being offended’ and we don’t have ‘thin skin’. You try going to a pharmacy and having them call you ‘sir’ in front of everyone while you pick up your estradiol. ‘Thin skin’ What we object to is the harm that content like this does to the trans community (especially trans people of color) and VERY specifically Black trans women. People who look like me aren’t being killed. I’m a white woman, I get to worry about Starbucks writing ‘Tara’ on my drink.”
And that’s the problem with the trans community…
They want us to suspend our OWN reality to play into their FEELINGS – that just because they FEEL like a man or a woman – doesn’t mean they LOOK like a man or a woman, and that’s something that MANY in public have a problem discerning.
If it looks like a man – it’s very often a man – and the trans community wants us to pretend we don’t see what’s obvious.
And that’s where Dave’s comedy comes in.
Field continues, “Promoting TERF ideology (which is what we did by giving it a platform yesterday) directly harms trans people, it is not some neutral act. This is not an argument with two sides. It is an argument with trans people who want to be alive and people who don’t want us to be. This all gets brushed off as offense though – because if we’re just ‘too sensitive’ then it is easy to ignore us. I’m surprised I haven’t had anyone call me (ironically) ‘hysterical’ yet today. So who does this harm? Why don’t we go over the list of some people from the US who aren’t offended by Dave Chappelle’s special.”
She then goes on to post a list of trans people killed…
And she’s saying that COMEDY like Dave’s is what leads to more deaths – which is a ridiculous statement.
You can read the whole thread HERE:
I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness – all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You're going to hear a lot of talk about "offense".
We are not offended 🧵
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 7, 2021
While the trans community is definitely out to get Dave now – the fact of the matter is – they having a hard time cancelling him.
In fact, co-CEO, Ted Sarandos even put out a statement BACKING up Dave Chapelle, saying, “Some talent may join third parties in asking us to remove the show in the coming days, which we are not going to do,’ Sarandos wrote, adding Chappelle is one of the most popular performers working today. We don’t allow titles (on) Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe The Closer crosses that line. Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean-spirited but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering. I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries.”
So, it doesn’t seem like the company is going to bite on the cancelling.
Which begs the question: What is it that allows one person to cancelled and another not to be?
Well, it comes down to acceptance.
There are people who will APOLOGIZE for past transgressions – in order to avoid getting cancelled – but this often just leads to them getting cancelled.
It’s those that REFUSE to bend to the woke mob that often deflect the worst of their efforts.
And so, Dave won’t get cancelled – because he REFUSES to give in to those calling for his head.
He’s made enough money – that he doesn’t CARE…
It’s those that put too much stock into their public lives and care about losing it that tend to fare the worst. Those that are secure with themselves and their beliefs tend to turn out just fine.
Dave will be alright…
So will the trans community.
And many will get a little laugh out of it.
Welcome to 2021, folks…
Maybe 2022 will be better.
“I support anyone’s right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?” – Dave Chappelle