“I was thinking about this a little bit.
There’s a lot of things that people don’t want to talk about, and people want to avoid,” comedian and actor Dave Chappelle said on Saturday.
“I’ve had a lot people come up to me and ask me if I’ve had to shut up recently, and I’ve said, ‘Yes, of course.'”
Chappell, who is in the midst of a tour promoting his new book, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” discussed why celebrities don’t speak up.
“You can say you’re a feminist or you’re an anti-racist, but you’re not,” Chappella said.
“That’s not the right thing to do, because if you are a feminist and you’re pro-choice, it’s not going to make you an anti-” Chappel explained, “It’s not a feminist thing to say you want a woman to be a part of your family, to have access to a safe space.
You can’t say you like women to be in the bathroom.
You’re going to have to change your position.”
The comedian has a few words for Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidate.
“The guy is like, ‘Hey, you know what, I’m going to stop the deportations,'” Chappelli said.
The comedian, who made a name for himself as the voice of the “MTV Kids,” was asked about his show’s upcoming episode, “F**k Trump,” when the “Bachelor” star appeared on ABC’s “The View.”
“Well, I think you should be allowed to be proud of your work, and if you have an opinion on something, then you should share it with the world,” Chapple said.
Chapple, who was married to “Bachelorette” winner Amber Rose for five years, joked that he and his wife, who also happens to be his best friend, have been dating for a while.
“He’s not even married yet, so I’m guessing it’s going to be another six months before he gets married,” Chappy said.
He also said that he thinks of himself as “just another celebrity,” and that he wouldn’t like to be “like, the one celebrity that has to have this conversation.”
“That would be a waste of my time,” Chappa said.