DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOW IN MINNEAPOLIS CANCELED

A large venue in Minneapolis, Minn., canceled a Dave Chappelle show on Wednesday night after receiving backlash from the community for hosting the controversial comedian, who has been criticized for mocking the transgender community in his Netflix specials.

First Avenue, one of the longest-running, independently owned venues in the U.S., announced the cancellation of Chappelle’s performance on Wednesday night and moved it to the nearby Varsity Theater, which is owned by another business.

During the special, Chappelle used crude terms to refer to transgender individuals and ranted for most of the show about his yearslong feud with the community.

After Chappelle’s show was moved to the Varsity Theater Wednesday night, protesters arrived outside the new venue to protest his appearance, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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