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Dave Chappelle on Target’s ‘White Supremacist Starter Kit’

Dave Chappelle single-handedly turned Aquaman into a joke. One of DC Comic’s top characters for decades, a founding member of the Justice League and star of Superfriends, the popularity and viability of the character tanked and never full recovered just because Dave Chappelle asked “Who the hell wants to talk to a fish?”

Hopefully Chappelle’s remarks on white supremacy at Def Jam Comedy 25, alongside D.L. Hughley, will have a similar effect on racist assholes pretending to care about statues of Confederate generals while chanting about “the Jews”. I mean, it won’t, if only it was that easy. But at least Dave can help us all have a laugh about how fucked up the world is.

In an exclusive clip from the Netflix special provided to The Daily Beast, Chappelle turns a flubbed line into something funny and real.

“If we told them what being black in America is, would they believe us?” Chappelle asked the star-studded audience, which included Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Tracy Morgan, and many others, before answering his own question. “Fuck no, they wouldn’t. There’s a fucking white-supremacist starter kit at Target.” Imagining what that scene might look like, he said, in character, “‘Let me get some tiki torches, some khaki pants and a fucked up haircut, I’ve got something going on next week.’”

Yeah, why do white supremacists all have that same Macklemore undercut anyway? Macklemore had to get a different haircut, and when I heard about that I had to find out who Macklemore was, so believe me when I say I know the pain these assholes can cause.

Regardless, it seems Dave Chappelle hasn’t lost his gift for making serious things funny. Chappelle is no stranger to politics or controversy, having recently gone to a local town hall meeting to directly participate in direct democracy. And there was that one time at the height of popularity where he just disappeared for a couple of years to go hang out in Africa. But he’s back now and he hasn’t lost a step. If you want to see it for yourself, Def Comedy Jam 25 is on Netflix right now.

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