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The comedian Dave Chappelle is being hit with backlash after he delivered a truly hilarious monologue on “Saturday Night Live!” last weekend. 

Check out the full monologue for yourself in the video below.

Chappelle Hit With Backlash

Though many enjoyed Chappelle’s monologue, the Anti-Defamation League took issue with comments that he made about Jewish people during it. 

“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to see @nbcsnl not just normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted on Sunday morning. 

“Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every turn?” he added. “Why does our trauma trigger applause?”

Chappelle’s Monologue

This came after Chappelle touched on the recent anti-semitic comments made by the rapper Kanye “Ye” West and Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving in his monologue. 

 “I denounce anti-Semitism in all its forms and stand with my friends in the Jewish community,” Chappelle said. “And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”

“I’ve probably been doing this for 35 years now and early in my career I learned there are two words in the English language you should never say together in sequence and those words are ‘The’ and ‘Jews,’” he continued. “I never heard someone do good after they said that.”

“Kanye got in so much trouble, Kyrie got in trouble,” Chappelle stated. “I’ve been to Hollywood — don’t want you to get mad at me, I’m just telling you I’ve been to Hollywood, this is just what I saw. It’s a lot of Jews.”

“Like a lot. But that doesn’t mean anything, you know what I mean? There are a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri, it doesn’t mean we run the place,” he added, going on to say that the “delusion that Jews run show business” is not crazy for someone to think, but “it’s a crazy thing to say out loud at a time like this.”

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Chappelle Finds Unlikely Defender

Though the Anti-Defamation League has taken issue with Chappelle’s monologue, he’s found an unlikely defender in the leftwing former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who happens to be Jewish. 

“Everybody calls me like, ‘You see Dave on “SNL”?’ And I say yes, we’re very good friends. I always watch and send nice texts,” Stewart said, according to Variety. “‘He normalized antisemitism with the monologue.’ I don’t know if you’ve been on comment sections on most news articles, but it’s pretty normal. It’s incredibly normal.”

“But the one thing I will say is I don’t believe that censorship and penalties are the way to end antisemitism or to gain understanding,” he continued. “I don’t believe in that. It’s the wrong way for us to approach it.”

‘It Shouldn’t Be This Hard To Talk About Things’

Not stopping there, Stewart proceeded to double down.

“Dave said something in the ‘SNL’ monologue that I thought was constructive, which he says, ‘It shouldn’t be this hard to talk about things,’” Stewart said.

“Whether it be comedy or discussion or anything else, if we don’t have the wherewithal to meet each other with what’s reality then how do we move forward?” he explained. “If we all just shut it down, then we retreat to our little corners of misinformation and it metastasizes. The whole point of all this is to not let it metastasize and to get it out in the air and talk about it.”

Check out Stewart’s full comments on this in the video below.

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Whether you like Chappelle or not, it can’t be denied that he’s one of the few comedians out there today who has the guts to be politically incorrect. Let us know in the comments section if you enjoyed Chappelle’s monologue, or if you think he went too far! 

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