COMEDIAN Dave Chapelle landed himself in hot water after his special, The Closer aired on Netflix.
People have been demanding the comedian get cancelled over the comments he made regarding the LGBTQ + community.
How much did Dave Chappelle get paid from Netflix for his special?
Dave Chappelle reportedly made $24.1million from his special that premiered on Netflix on October 6, according to an employee who leaked the payroll information, reports New York Post.
The information the employee revealed was referenced in a Bloomberg article that touched on Netflix's alleged payment to Chapelle.
It also noted how much lower the cost for Chapelle's 2019 special was in comparison.
The employee was terminated for disclosing confidential financial information, according to Netflix.
The news of Chappelle’s paycheck comes after he signed a lucrative deal with the streaming platform worth over $60million.
What did Dave Chappelle say in his Netflix special?
Chappelle sparked outrage in The Closer after comparing blood from trans women's genitals to "beet juice" and recalling the time he "beat up a lesbian woman.”
In his hour-long special, he said he is "team TERF" – the term for a trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
TERF refers to people who describe themselves as feminists but who exclude the rights of transgender people from women's rights.
He also defended Harry Potter author JK Rowling – who has made numerous controversial remarks about trans people – and said she shouldn't be "canceled," along with rapper DaBaby.
In part of the series, Chappelle addresses gender, saying: “Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth," he said.
"That is a fact. Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those p*****s that they got… you know what I mean?
"I’m not saying it’s not p***y, but it’s beyond p***y or impossible p***y. It tastes like p***y, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood, that’s beet juice.”
Dave claimed the transgender community "want me dead" for performing "transphobic" jokes.
The comedian insisted to the audience that he has never made anti-transgender jokes and urged viewers to "go back" over his specials.
He said: “Any of you who have ever watched me know that I have never had a problem with transgender people.
“If you listen to what I’m saying, clearly, my problem has always been with white people."
He also insisted that he would not be making any more LGBTQ + jokes.
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