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David Cross appears to trash Dave Chappelle, Bill Maher for complaining about cancel culture
for the liberal outlet Salon, Cross complained about certain comedians who are trying to brand themselves as heroes of “free speech” by railing against cancel culture.He specifically mentioned comedians who make jokes about “trans people,” a dig that seem directed at comedians Dave Chappelle and Bill Maher, who have courted controversy for not pulling their comedic punches against the LGBTQ community. Cross stated they should just drop their cancel culture fight and stop with the jokes that hurt “hundreds of thousands of people.”During the latest episode of “Salon Talks,” the “Arrested Development” star and anti-Trump stand-up comic took aim at his colleagues, saying, “All the comics b—- and moan about, you know, ‘they’re trying to cancel me for this joke I made.’ Most of the time it’s a nothing joke and it doesn’t matter.”Further belittling comedians’ fight against cancel culture, Cross stated, “And now you are positioning yourself as this bulls— voice of ‘They’re not going to cancel me. You can’t silence me.’ For what? Your dumb joke that about trans people? Who gives a s—?”He continued, asking, “I mean, is it that important to you? Just move on and not hurt, you know, hundreds of thousands of people.”Cross’ dismissive account of certain comedians dealing with cancel culture seemed to overlook the consequences stemming from Dave Chappelle’s anti-trans jokes for instance. Chappelle’s jokes have prompted venues to cancel his stand up shows last minute and resulted in Netflix employees striking at company headquarters to get the streaming platform to remove his specials.Chappelle was even attacked during one of his L.A.