Fat Joe defended Dave Chappelle after he lost a gig last week after members of the gay community complained.
Chappelle’s jokes about the gay community caused his gig to be moved from First Avenue to the Minneapolis’ Varsity Theater.
“They love him. They love him. Everybody gotta take the time out and laugh. When it’s a comedian we look at it as fun humor laughter. Of course there’s some sensitive issues that our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community are facing which is fear, people beating ’em up for no reason. All types of things that are happening to ’em unfairly, but I don’t think Dave Chappelle making fun of them or me, I just laugh, you know? And I take it for what it is,” Joe told TMZ.
He continued, “You mess around and walk into the comedy club after they already started and you try to get to your seat, they gonna tear you up for about a half hour. I think comedy has always been a relief. It’s always made fun of everything. Sometimes it’s too soon but other than that, I love comedy. I love to laugh and that’s the beauty of comedy. He’s just being a comedian.”
Is he right?