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Thread started 07/20/22 10:10pm

TrivialPursuit

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First Avenue shuts down Dave Chappelle's Show

From Variety:


A Dave Chappelle stand-up show in Minneapolis, Minn. was canceled on Wednesday, just hours before the comedian was set to perform.

First Avenue, the iconic venue that provided the setting for Prince’s “Purple Rain,” announced that the show would not be taking place at their theater and was instead moving to Varsity Theater. In an Instagram post, the venue addressed the social media backlash they had received after booking Chappelle, who has had his share of controversy this year after his Netflix special “The Closer” was criticized for transphobic jokes.



“To staff, artists and our community, we hear you and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down. We are not just a black box with people in it, and we understand that First Ave is not just a room, but meaningful beyond our walls,” the statement reads. “The First Avenue team and you have worked hard to make our venues the safest spaces in the country, and we will continue with that mission. We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we lost sight of the impact this would have.”

After announcing Chappelle’s show earlier this week, First Avenue’s social media was filled with comments in protest of the comedian, though TMZ reported that tickets quickly sold out. “Disgusting that you are allowing Dave [Chappelle] to perform at your venue when your guild lines [sic] specifically state not homophobic or transphobic language will be tolerated,” one comment reads.

The show was moved to a theater in Dinkytown.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 07/21/22 5:31am

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'We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic impression'...boots someone they booked, who performs jokes.

I wonder what Prince would have made of First Avenue canceling his friend for artistic impression?

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Reply #2 posted 07/21/22 11:34am

uPtoWnNY

SquirrelMeat said:

'We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic impression'...boots someone they booked, who performs jokes.

I wonder what Prince would have made of First Avenue canceling his friend for artistic impression?

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Can't stand this feelings over facts/particaption trophy society, where truth is considered hate speech.

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Reply #3 posted 07/21/22 5:50pm

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On Twitter, First Avenue stated on the matter 'You are welcome to send your feedback', only to then turn off comments.

Even the poplular Duane Tudahl Facebook page deleted open discussion on the matter.

I'm not a Dave Chapelle fan, but I am an advocate of artisting impression, freedom of speech (within the law) and diverse thought.

When I see venues and social media pages, who claim to be Prince supporters, canceling discussion of Prince's friend's supressed artistic impression, I find myself agreeing with those who have been screaming 'cancel culture' for the last few years.

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Reply #4 posted 07/22/22 12:21am

JorisE73

SquirrelMeat said:

On Twitter, First Avenue stated on the matter 'You are welcome to send your feedback', only to then turn off comments.

Even the poplular Duane Tudahl Facebook page deleted open discussion on the matter.

I'm not a Dave Chapelle fan, but I am an advocate of artisting impression, freedom of speech (within the law) and diverse thought.

When I see venues and social media pages, who claim to be Prince supporters, canceling discussion of Prince's friend's supressed artistic impression, I find myself agreeing with those who have been screaming 'cancel culture' for the last few years.



isn't that what you get when people start banning books? (Books that support and oppose transgenderism)
It's seems society is slipping back into it's old ways. Next thing you know there will be organized book burnings.

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Reply #5 posted 07/22/22 12:12pm

nayroo2002

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A wave of angry ignorance is taking over the world.

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #6 posted 07/23/22 9:52pm

RJOrion

First Avenue is/was an irrelevant dump, without Prince Nelson's existence.
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Reply #7 posted 07/27/22 8:32am

2freaky

Woke mofos. They want robots.

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Reply #8 posted 07/28/22 3:16pm

RODSERLING

Prince was maybe the first to praise cancel culture publicly, way before that shit became popular culture.
So, who cares about that anyway.
Chapelle is no Chaplin.
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