Dave Chappelle Wishes #MeToo Movement Would Speak To Black Women More, Says He's Glad He Quit 'Chappelle's Show'
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During a voter mobilization rally for Jealous at Morgan State University's homecoming on Saturday, the comedian spoke on the #MeToo movement, saying that he wished it would "speak to black women more."
\u201c.@DaveChappelle speaks at Morgan State tailgate for @BenJealous (Chappelle actually here now) https://t.co/sbtWGtkFTQ\u201d— Luke Broadwater\u2600\ufe0f (@Luke Broadwater\u2600\ufe0f) 1538859670
"I know a lot of women saw today that Kavanaugh got the Supreme Court and I've got to tell you something, the #MeToo movement is correct, but man, I wish they would speak to black women more. And I know this is a very difficult time in American history, but right now we've got solutions," Chappelle said.
The A Star Is Born actor then spoke on the importance of registering to vote, using his leaving from Chappelle's Show to drive the point home.
"The greatest thing I've done in my life is what I didn't do. I've never been happier. I'm glad I quit that [Chappelle's Show] and I didn't take that goddamn money and I'll tell you, when I came back, they respected me because my 'no' is real, man. You've got to be able to say 'yes' sometimes but you've got to be able to say 'no' sometimes and you've got to know what you're picking – but if you're not registered to vote, you can't choose, so make yourselves eligible to make a choice. Register to vote," he said.
The comments on the #MeToo movement happen around the 1:08 mark and the comments on Chappelle's Show happen around the 5:02 mark.