Comedian Dave Chappell made some pro-Second Amendment comments at a recent gala honoring him in Washington, DC.
Chappell was the star of the show as he was honored with a gala dinner and the Mark Twain Price for American Humor in front of a crowd of Hollywood elites.
The crowd included Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Bradley Cooper and dozens more actors, musicians and comedians. But their presence didn’t stop Chappelle from voicing his support for the Second Amendment.
Chappell’s comments were apparently impromptu when he defended comedians, he knows who are “very racist.”
“[I] don’t get mad at ‘em, don’t hate on ‘em, Man, it’s not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn’t work out.”
He said that many comedians had grown tired of the Politically Correct climate in comedy, and that American needs comedy right now more than ever. On the red carpet before the event, Chappelle said that he thought that political correctness had its place but was getting out of control.
On stage, he said, “We got to let some air out of the ball, man,” he said. “The country’s getting a little tight. It doesn’t feel like it’s ever felt in my lifetime.”
Mr. Chappelle went on to say, “We all want to live in a polite society, we just kind of have to work on the levels of coming to an agreement of what that actually looks like,” he said. “I, personally, am not afraid of other freedom of expression.”
It’s good to see a Hollywood personality who isn’t afraid of talking positively about the Second Amendment. And it’s downright refreshing to hear Chappelle laugh at the current obsession with silencing people whose opinions might offend people.