As of right now, Dave Chapelle’s show has been removed from Netflix. Yahoo Entertainment reports.
“Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY”
“Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” is no longer on Netflix.”
Chappelle revealed in a lengthy Instagram video Tuesday that he requested for his popular series to be removed from the streaming platform because he “never got paid” by ViacomCBS after walking away over creative differences in 2005.
“If you are (expletive) streaming that show, you are fencing stolen goods,” Chappelle said in the 18-minute video titled, “Unforgiven.” “They stole that (show) from me, they just took it.”
“Chappelle’s Show,” which originally premiered on Comedy Central in 2003, began streaming on Netflix on Nov. 1. HBO Max also acquired the streaming rights to the comedy sketch series, where it is still available to stream.
“I found out these people were streaming my work and never had to ask me, or they never had to tell me,” Chappelle continued. “Perfectly legal because I signed the contract, but is that right? I didn’t think so.”
Hopefully, people stand by Dave because he is a victim of gross injustice, Minister Farrakhan has told us about this. He wanted celebrities to stand up for the rights of their content, and he is doing just that. We should show our unity by supporting Dave in this time of hardship. Our Unity is powerful so let’s stand beside our Brother.
NNV Writer Hasan Ali