Comedian Dave Chappelle recently joined a cult and coworkers, friends, and family are excited for him. However, not everyone is happy. In fact, when he went public with the information thousands of his die-hard fans booed him.
Chappelle was performing in San Fransisco at the Chase Center when he showed the crowd he was, in fact, a follower of alt-right Golden Cow Elon Musk. The comedian who created the cutting-edge program Chappelle Show obviously thought everyone would wish to bow to the richest man in the world.
They did not.
CNN reports tech-messiah Musk is in the trouble bubble and that could be the reason why he got such a negative reaction.
This incident at the Chase Center capped off a weekend in which Musk, who has a history of erratic behavior and incendiary remarks, waded fully into the culture wars. Musk tweeted that Anthony Fauci, the outgoing director of the National Institutes of Health and Infectious Diseases, should be prosecuted, writing that his “pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.” Musk has been vocal of Fauci’s response to the Covid pandemic, including lockdowns that have affected his Tesla plants.
Musk also repeated a trope of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement by falsely suggesting that Twitter’s former trust and safety executive Yoel Roth’s doctoral dissertation made him an advocate for child sexualization. Those tweets subjected Roth to online abuse and abusive behavior.
Much like other cultists, Chappelle couldn't understand why people didn't like his guru. It had to be the crowd's fault because he just couldn't be wrong. At the end of the show, Chappelle reprimanded his fans for booing and said a prayer for them.
Professor Andrew Canard teaches at Nevermore University (not affiliated with Nevermore Academy). He teaches Hubris 101, Late Stage Capitalism, and Bullies Who Use Their Bully Pulpits To Bully. "It's been said, 'Religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel' and it looks like Mr. Chappelle is proving it to be true," he said.