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Dave Chappelle enjoys himself while appearing with Snoop Dogg at the Blue Note Jazz Festival

Dave Chappelle enjoys himself on stage with Snoop Dogg at Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa… after being met with controversy for internet hosting the occasion

Dave Chappelle was noticed having a good time at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California, on Friday night.

The 48-year-old comic, who additionally hosted the pageant, was joined by his spouse Elaine Arte throughout the occasion, and he notably joined Snoop Dogg while the rapper carried out for his followers.

The performer’s attendance at the occasion was met with controversy, as a number of activists beforehand voiced their issues relating to his earlier materials mocking transgender individuals.

Having an excellent time: Dave Chappelle was noticed having fun with himself on stage with Snoop Dogg at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California, on Friday night

Chappelle saved his look casual with a T-shirt and cargo pants throughout his time at the pageant.

Elaine opted to put on a Balenciaga crewneck sweater as she watched her husband carry out.

It was beforehand introduced that the Chappelle’s Show star would headline the pageant this previous April.

The three-day occasion incorporates a star-studded lineup together with Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus with his frequent collaborator Thundercat, amongst others. 

Loved-up: The 48-year-old comedian, who also hosted the festival, was joined by his wife Elaine Arte during the event. She rocked a Balenciaga sweater

Loved-up: The 48-year-old comic, who additionally hosted the pageant, was joined by his spouse Elaine Arte throughout the occasion. She rocked a Balenciaga sweater

However, the choice to hire Chappelle because the pageant’s host was seen by some as offensive, given his previous historical past with jokes concentrating on transgender people.

TransLife consultant Jennifer Rihl gave a press release to SFGate during which she expressed that she disapproved of his choice.

‘To use comedy in opposition to us solely furthers transphobia, so I do not discover all of it that humorous,’ she stated.

She additionally made some extent of including that transgender individuals had traditionally been ‘frequently discriminated in opposition to.’

In hot water: The performer's attendance at the event was met with controversy, as several activists previously voiced their concerns regarding his previous material mocking transgender people; he is seen in 2018

In sizzling water: The performer’s attendance at the occasion was met with controversy, as a number of activists beforehand voiced their issues relating to his earlier materials mocking transgender individuals; he’s seen in 2018

Rihl acknowledged: ‘I feel that the trans group is a somewhat delicate group, however for good motive.’ 

TransLife co-founder Orlando O’Shea additionally commented on how comedy on the whole had beforehand been a protected space for marginalized people.

He acknowledged: ‘Comedy has been one of many final acceptable landscapes the place discrimination is allowed…the place can we draw the traces, and what are the results of our jokes?’ 

According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the pageant’s organizers for remark concerning the determination to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they acquired no reply.

Staying quiet: According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the festival's organizers for comment about the decision to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they received no reply

Staying quiet: According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the pageant’s organizers for remark concerning the determination to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they acquired no reply

The comic’s look at the occasion occurred only a week after his present at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue was canceled at the final minute. 

The venue subsequently apologized to its employees and patrons for reserving the actor, whose efficiency was shut down simply hours earlier than it was set to start.

Chappelle’s present was promptly moved to the Varsity Theater, throughout which he made a number of jokes concerning the scenario at hand.

According to the Star Tribune, he referred to monkeypox as a ‘homosexual illness’ and referred to the occasion’s protestors as ‘transgender lunatics.’ 

Controversy: The comedian's appearance at the event occurred just a week after his show at Minneapolis' First Avenue venue was canceled at the last minute; he is seen in 2016

Controversy: The comic’s look at the occasion occurred only a week after his present at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue was canceled at the final minute; he’s seen in 2016

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