“When you say I can’t say something, the more urgent is it for me to say it"

Chappelle has been the center of controversy after comments in his Netflix special last year were perceived as transphobic. In a visit to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in November, he was even confronted by students there over it.

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Well, according to Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and other reports, at the ceremony tonight the comedian announced he would not place his name on theater after all. Instead he decided it shall be called the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression…

“You cannot report on an artist’s work and remove artistic nuance,” he contended.

The comedian compared to to reporting the news that a large rabbit shot a man in the face, but not telling them the work being described was a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

“When you say I can’t say something, the more urgent is it for me to say it. It has nothing to do with what you are saying I can’t say. It has everything to do with my freedom of artistic expression.”

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