# Dave Chappelle Wins Grammy, Sparks Leftist Outrage: A Summary of the Controversy

It’s no secret that legendary comedian Dave Chappelle has a knack for stirring up controversy, and his latest accomplishment is no different. On Sunday, Chappelle won a Grammy award for best comedy album for his Netflix special “The Closer,” which sparked immense anger from leftists when it was released in October 2021. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the controversy surrounding Chappelle’s win and the response from Netflix.

## Dave Chappelle’s Win

Dave Chappelle’s win marks the fourth time he has won a Grammy. He was not in attendance at the event. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. attempted to quell any potential backlash from leftists over Chappelle winning the award by noting that viewers are responsible for picking the winners. He said, “If the voters feel like a creator deserves a nomination, they’re going to vote for them. We’re never going to be in the business of deciding someone’s moral position or where we evaluate them to be on the scale of morality. I think our job is to evaluate the art and the quality of the art. We can make sure that all of our spaces are safe and people don’t feel threatened by anyone. But as far as the nominations or the awards, we really let the voters make that decision.”

## Leftist Outrage

Chappelle’s Netflix performance enraged leftists and trans activists to the point where a transgender employee at the company allegedly organized a walkout in protest of the special. The company later fired the employee. A former Netflix employee told The Verge that the company’s decision to fire the employee, who was not named, proved that “black trans people are the ones being targeted in this conversation.” Netflix later released a new company culture memo that put employees on notice. A section in the memo called “Artistic Expression” stated that the company would not “censor specific artists or voices” even if employees consider the content “harmful.”

## Final Thoughts

It’s clear that Dave Chappelle’s win has sparked a lot of controversy and debate. While some are celebrating his win, others are outraged at the decision. It’s also clear that Netflix is taking a firm stance on the issue and is not willing to censor specific artists or voices. It will be interesting to see how the debate continues to unfold in the coming days and weeks.

Source: www.dailywire.com