American comic Dave Chappelle was tackled onstage throughout his present on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, in line with a number of media retailers citing witnesses on the “Netflix is a Joke” competition and movies.
Footage circulating on social media confirmed a person charging on to the stage and tackling Chappelle as he was performing. The comic was instantly dragged off by safety, the movies confirmed.
Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm the footage.
Chappelle was acting at a brand new, 11-day comedy competition referred to as “Netflix is a Joke,” in line with organizers.
Chappelle’s comedy particular “The Closer” was criticized final yr by some who noticed it as ridiculing transgender folks. Supporters of the comic seen it as a cry in opposition to cancel tradition.
The onstage altercation comes a month after actor Will Smith slapped comic Chris Rock on the Oscars, for which he was banned from the occasion for 10 years.
According to an ABC report, Rock, who carried out earlier within the evening, got here onstage with Chappelle moments after the assault and joked: “Was that Will Smith?”
Chappelle requested repeatedly for safety to take away the person from the stage, the ABC report added.
Brianna Sacks, a journalist for BuzzFeed News who mentioned she was on the present, tweeted that the person who charged at Chappelle on the stage received “kicked by at least 10 people.”
Just got here out of the Hollywood Bowl the place a person charged and tackled Dave Chapelle on stage and received his ass kicked by at the very least 10 folks.
LAPD and LAFD at the moment are loading him into an ambulance pic.twitter.com/7SXPe9e8az
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 4, 2022
“The altercation occurred just when Chappelle’s performance ended and later the actor Jamie Foxx went on stage after the incident looking absolutely shocked,” she additionally tweeted.
A consultant for the Hollywood Bowl mentioned in an e mail assertion to Reuters that the incident was topic to “an active investigation” and that it was unable to remark additional.
Officials for the Los Angeles Police Department didn’t instantly reply to Reuters request for remark. A spokesperson for Chappelle couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. DC/JB
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