During a stand-up show in New York on Friday night, the comedian made known his displeasure for the dueling presidential nominees in a bizarre 60-minute set at The Cutting Room that received extensive play in The Observer, a publication owned by the GOP nominee’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
It’s hard to really know what went down, since recording devices were not allowed at the show and a person who said she was in the audience disputed The Observer’s account, which also has Chappelle expressing some controversial views on LGBTQ rights. The outlet framed his comments as pro-Trump, with a headline reading “Dave Chappelle Defends Trump, Rips Clinton,” but according to Chappelle’s team, the comedian took shots at both candidates.
“Dave is disgusted by the tone of the election and especially by the idea that his comedy would be misconstrued to defend Trump,” a representative for Chappelle told The Huffington Post in an email.
The Observer wrote that Chappelle seemed to take special pleasure in ripping into Clinton. Although he admitted that he voted for the Democratic nominee in his home state of Ohio, he told the crowd he didn’t “feel good” about it.
“She’s going to be on a coin someday. And her behavior has not been coin-worthy,” he said, per The Observer. “She’s not right and we all know she’s not right.”
Dave Chappelle Voted For Hillary Clinton, But Doesn’t ‘Feel Good’ About It – Huffington Post