Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked connected signifier during a amusement astatine the Hollywood Bowl successful Los Angeles connected Tuesday night.
Los Angeles constabulary told section presumption KABC that they responded to an incidental astatine the venue astatine astir 10:45 p.m. A antheral who was reportedly equipped with a weapon and a weapon was taken into custody.
“Dave Chappelle was conscionable assaulted connected signifier astatine his Hollywood Bowl show. He was finishing up his show erstwhile a antheral ran on-stage and lunged astatine him knocking him to the floor,” tweeted writer Sharon Carpenter. “Security and his entourage past cornered the antheral arsenic Dave joked astir however him getting ‘stomped’ backstage.”
BuzzFeed News newsman Brianna Sacks said Los Angeles constabulary and occurrence section unit loaded the antheral into an ambulance extracurricular the venue:
When we got retired of the Bowl and got our phones out, LAPD and medics were cordoning disconnected the country and past loaded Chapelle’s attacker, who looked to beryllium strapped successful a overgarment successful a chair, into an ambulance. Members of the assemblage cussed him retired pic.twitter.com/qioX8aH5Vq— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) May 4, 2022
In videos posted connected societal media, Chappelle tin beryllium heard joking that “It was a trans man.” In different clip, helium joked that he’d “stomped” the antheral backstage.
Chappelle was performing astatine the “Netflix is simply a Joke” drama festival, which runs until Sunday and features large names, including Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson, Snoop Dogg and Bill Burr.
Chappelle was the subject of controversy earlier this twelvemonth aft helium included transphobic worldly successful his Netflix special, “The Closer.” Despite tremendous backlash from LGBTQ groups and immoderate Netflix employees, the streaming work did not propulsion the program. Chappelle besides stood by his remarks.
A typical for Chappelle did not instantly instrumentality a petition for remark astir Tuesday night’s attack.