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Dave Chappelle Calls Out Don Lemon In New '8:46' Comedy Special & Don Responds

Dave Chappelle Calls Out Don Lemon In New '8:46' Comedy Special & Don Responds

Don Lemon agrees with everything that Dave Chappelle said in his new comedy special for Netflix, called 8:46, in honor of George Floyd.

In the special, Dave called out Don who put big name celebrities on blast for not using their platform to speak out on racial injustice issues.

“This is the streets talking for themselves. They don’t need me right now. I kept my mouth shut. But don’t think that my silence is complicit…Why would anyone care what their favorite comedian thinks after they saw a police officer kneel on a man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds?” Dave said in the special.

Don responded to the dig, and agreed with him on his stance.

“I actually agree with Dave Chappelle,” he on CNN’s New Day. “I think that the young people who are out there in the streets don’t really care what we [in the establishment] have to say.”

Don continued, “[This is] a moment that we should all be using our platform to do whatever we can…but he’s talking about this issue, and I think it’s great. He’s using his platform to talk about this in the way that he can.”

Watch Dave‘s full 8:46 special below:

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