(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Comedian Dave Chappelle caused a stir during his show in Boston on Thursday evening, delivering a fiery pro-Palestinian speech that was met with cheers of 'Free Palestine' from the crowd. The controversial statements prompted some Jewish audience members to walk out of the performance.
Chappelle criticized the U.S. for its support of Israel's bombings of Palestinians, a stance that led to some audience members leaving the show. He also condemned Israel for its alleged 'war crimes' against Palestinians, specifically mentioning the restriction of access to water in Gaza.
The comments came as part of a broader discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where Chappelle argued that two wrongs don't make a right. While his remarks were met with applause and chants of 'Free Palestine' by some, they were also met with discomfort and disagreement by others.
This isn't the first time Chappelle has stirred controversy with his outspoken views. But his latest comments have sparked intense debate, both among those present at the Boston show and online.
Some fans praised him for using his platform to highlight the plight of Palestinians, while others criticized him for what they viewed as an oversimplification of a complex issue.
As details of the event continue to unfold, it's clear that Chappelle's words have reignited a conversation on the role celebrities can and should play in political discourse.