Dave Chappelle (Photo credit: Bang Media)

The drama surrounding Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix standup special “The Closer” continues to be a thorn in the comedian’s side. The latest vent comes from children who attend his alma mater, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the Georgetown section of in Washington, D.C. Chappelle was scheduled to make an appearance at a fundraiser on Nov. 23, 2021, but the event has now been postponed until April 22, 2022, after students threatened a walkout.

Some students were uncomfortable with the comedian’s remarks on transgender people in “The Closer.” According to Politico Playbook, several students got into “a heated debate with faculty” after they were asked to help put together an exhibition to honor Chappelle on the same day as the fundraiser. Many of the students who were asked to participate identify as LGBTQ+ and felt “uncomfortable supporting the comic.”

The money that was scheduled to be raised was going to be used for a new theater and stage named after Chappelle.

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