Dave Chappelle Calls Michael Jackson’s Accusers ‘Liars’ In Netflix Special

Comedian Dave Chappelle has never been one to hold back. 

The 46-year-old had no time for political correctness in his new Netflix special, Sticks & Stones.

Within the first 20-minutes of his highly-anticipated stand up show, Chappelle boldly admits he doesn’t believe Michael Jackson’s rape accusers.

Dave Chappelle Calls Michael Jackson's Accusers 'Liars' In Netflix Special
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In what is his fifth Netflix special in the last two years, Chappelle blasted “celebrity hunting season.”

“This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity,” he says in the special. “You’re gonna be finished. Everyone’s doomed. Michael Jackson’s been dead for 10 years, and this n****’s got two new cases.”

Chappelle was referring to HBO’s Leaving Neverland where two accusers claim to have been sexually abused by Jackson.

The comedian then discouraged his audience to watch the documentary.

“Don’t watch it … it’s f***ing gross … really nasty s**t,” he says in no uncertain terms.

Dave Chappelle Calls Michael Jackson's Accusers 'Liars' In Netflix Special
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Chappelle goes on to add that, though it may not be the right thing to say – but they were lucky if the abuse did take place.

“I don’t think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it … you know what I mean? I mean, it’s Michael Jackson.”

“I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?”

“This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?”

Dave Chappelle Calls Michael Jackson's Accusers 'Liars' In Netflix Special


He also casted doubt on Robson and Safechuck because Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin has explicitly stated he was never abused by the singer.

“I’m not a pedophile,’ Chappelle reassures the crowd, ‘But if I was, Macaulay Culkin’s the first kid I’m f***ing – I’ll tell you that right now.” 

Chappelle also revealed he was offered the chance to appear in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary but declined because he didn’t know the singer “at all.”

“This guy makes more sex tape than he does music. He’s like the DJ Khaled of sex tapes,” the comedian said, before shouting DJ Khaled’s signature phrase, ‘Another one!’

Chappelle also touched on “poor Kevin Hart” having to step away from his “dream role” as host of the Oscars. The actor/comedian had to step away from the job amidst outrage over historic homophobic jokes. 

“I don’t know what you know about Kevin, but I know that Kevin Hart is damn near perfect,” he says. “As close to perfect as anybody I’ve ever seen. In fact, Kevin is precisely four tweets shy of being perfect.”

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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