Yet another comedian has come to the defense of the featured entertainment at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Dave Chappelle followed the back and forth debate among journalists and other comedians in response to The Daily Show writer and stand-up comic Michelle Wolf’s roast of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, among other prime political targets on both sides of the aisle, at the dinner.
With female reporters and TV news anchors accusing Wolf of crude insensitivity with jokes that they tenuously claimed leaned too heavily on Sander’s physical appearance, Wolf and her defenders, both journalists and other comedians including Kathy Griffin and Kumail Nanjiani, pointed to the glaring inequality with regard to what does – and should – “offend” people — like, for example, a joke taken out of context versus the systematic dismantling of our core democratic institutions.
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Chappelle joined the debate by reminding the members of the White House press corps that the Trump administration “offends people all the time.” To hold Wolf, a comedian whose job it was to roast those in attendance – which, by the way, she did equitably – to a higher standard than the President of the United States and those who speak on his behalf is, frankly, nonsense.
Of course, the manufactured outrage on the right will do little to quell America’s dissatisfaction with the most unpopular administration in modern U.S. history. Nor will it stop the wave of Democrats set deliver a clear message to Republicans come midterms. Perhaps the GOP should focus on that instead of a decidedly inoffensive comedy act.
Watch Chappelle’s entire response below: