Elon Musk Booed Off Stage While Showing up at a Dave Chappelle Show: ‘Maybe I’ve IrritaAt one point, Musk imitated Chappelle’s famous Rick James impression, yelling out, per CNN, “I’m rich, bitch!”
Despite the attempt to go on with Musk’s surprise appearance, the crowd made it impossible. When the South Africa native asked the former Chappelle Show host what he should say, the Half Baked actor replied, “Don’t say anything. You hear that, Elon?” he quipped. “it’s the sound of pending civil unrest.” Then, addressing the audience, Chappelle asked: “Will you shut the f—k up with your boos?”
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He added: “Booing is not the best thing you can do. I wish everybody in this auditorium the joy of feeling free and may your pursuit of happiness set you free. Amen.”
Musk later took to Twitter on Monday, December 12, to address the audience’s response.
“Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (except during quiet periods), but, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life (frequent on Twitter),” he wrote. “It’s almost as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists … but nahhh.”
The billionaire frequently causes a stir with his provocative comments on the platform as well as his controversial decree to promote “free speech” on the app, which included reviving former President Donald Trump and Kanye West’s accounts after they were suspended. (In the wake of West’s repeated antisemitic remarks in November, his account has once again been suspended.) Many celebrities — including Gigi Hadid, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey and more — have voiced their contention with Musk after his Twitter takeover and have left the site in droves.
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Chappelle, meanwhile, faced backlash last year after the October 2021 release of his The Closer special for Netflix, during which he made several transphobic comments. Many employees of the streaming service staged a walkout in response.ted Unhinged Radicals’