Channing Tatum addresses Dave Chappelle controversy: ‘I perceive and hate that he has harm so many individuals’

Channing Tatum addressed Dave Chappelle's work in a new Instagram Stories post. (Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Channing Tatum addressed Dave Chappelle’s work in a brand new Instagram Stories publish. (Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan through Getty Images)

Though he famous that it is “very dangerous” to take action, Channing Tatum has waded into the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle‘s new particular for Netflix and accusations that it contains dangerous transphobic remarks

In an announcement posted to Instagram Stories on Sunday, Tatum appeared to each present appreciation for Chappelle’s previous work whereas acknowledging the “hurt” the comic has triggered along with his newest particular, The Closer, by which he describes himself as “Team TERF,” as in trans-exclusionary radical feminist

Tatum’s publish included a hyperlink — reposted from comedian D.L. Hughley — to Chappelle’s 2019 speech on the Kennedy Center to simply accept the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which the Magic Mike star credited with serving to him. 

Tatum’s publish acknowledged that it was “very dangerous” to debate Chappelle as controversy brews. (Photo: Channing Tatum/Instagram Stories)

“I understand that Dave is a very dangerous person to talk about at the moment,” Tatum wrote. “I understand and hate that he has hurt so many people with things he has said.

“Any human can harm somebody (often trigger they’re harm) however any human can heal and heal others simply the identical,” he continued. “This little piece healed me again within the day. I am unable to overlook that.”

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The clip features Chappelle sharing the advice his mother gave him when he was a “delicate” child.

“I used to be a mushy child,” the comedian says in the clip. “I used to be delicate, I’d cry simple and I’d be scared to fistfight. My mom used to inform me this factor… ’Son, typically it’s a must to be a lion so that you could be the lamb you actually are.’ I discuss this s**t like a lion. I’m not afraid of any of you. When it comes phrase to phrase, I’ll gab with the perfect of them, simply so I can chill and be me. 

“And that’s why I love my art form, because I understand every practitioner of it. Whether I agree with them or not, I know where they’re coming from. They want to be heard. They’ve got something to say. There’s something they noticed. They just want to be understood. I loved this genre. It saved my life.”

Tatum added that his admiration for Chappelle’s previous work “does not excuse anything hurtful [though] to be clear.”

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