Not having it. Elon Musk was booed off stage by the viewers at Dave Chappelle’s most up-to-date present.
“Girls and gents, make some noise for the richest man on the earth,” the comic, 49, introduced whereas introducing the Tesla CEO, 51, throughout his Sunday, December 11, stand-up present in San Francisco. The group instantly erupted into each cheers and jeers, with the boos quickly drowning out any applause.
Chappelle — who got here underneath fireplace for transphobic jokes in October 2021 — made a number of jokes concerning the awkward state of affairs on stage.
“Feels like a few of these individuals you fired are within the viewers,” he quipped to Musk, who made headlines in November for firing dozens of Twitter workers after taking up the social media app. The SpaceX founder additionally received head when he made jokes about pronouns over the weekend.
“All these people who find themselves booing — and I’m simply stating the plain — they’ve horrible seats,” Chappelle continued, trying to joke with Musk about getting a “jet pack” from him and eager to personal the primary comedy membership on Mars.
At one level, Musk imitated Chappelle’s well-known Rick James impression, yelling out, per CNN, “I’m wealthy, bitch!”
Regardless of the try to go on with Musk’s shock look, the gang made it unimaginable. When the South Africa native requested the previous Chappelle Present host what he ought to say, the Half Baked actor replied, “Don’t say something. You hear that, Elon?” he quipped. “it’s the sound of pending civil unrest.” Then, addressing the viewers, Chappelle requested: “Will you shut the f—ok up along with your boos?”
He added: “Booing will not be the perfect factor you are able to do. I want everyone on this auditorium the enjoyment of feeling free and should your pursuit of happiness set you free. Amen.”
Musk later took to Twitter on Monday, December 12, to deal with the viewers’s response.
“Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (besides throughout quiet durations), however, nonetheless, that’s plenty of boos, which is a primary for me in actual life (frequent on Twitter),” he wrote. “It’s virtually as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists … however nahhh.”
The billionaire regularly causes a stir along with his provocative feedback on the platform in addition to his controversial decree to advertise “free speech” on the app, which included reviving former President Donald Trump and Kanye West’s accounts after they had been suspended. (Within the wake of West’s repeated antisemitic remarks in November, his account has as soon as once more been suspended.) Many celebrities — together with Gigi Hadid, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey and extra — have voiced their rivalry with Musk after his Twitter takeover and have left the location in droves.
Chappelle, in the meantime, confronted backlash final yr after the October 2021 launch of his The Nearer particular for Netflix, throughout which he made a number of transphobic feedback. Many workers of the streaming service staged a walkout in response.
Seven months later, in Could, Chappelle was attacked on stage by an viewers member whereas performing on the Netflix Is a Joke pageant in Could. Per a number of stories, the comic referred to as the attacker a “trans man” throughout the set.