Minneapolis Venue Cancels Dave Chappelle Stand-up Show After Outraged Leftists Take to Social Media

A Dave Chappelle stand-up show at a Minneapolis venue has been canceled after outraged leftists took to social media.

The show was scheduled to be held at First Avenue, an iconic venue that provided the setting for Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

The venue announced that the show would not be taking place at their theater and was instead moving to Varsity Theater. 

In a statement, the venue explained:

“To staff, artists and our community, we hear you and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down.”

“We are not just a black box with people in it, and we understand that First Ave is not just a room, but meaningful beyond our walls.”

“The First Avenue team and you have worked hard to make our venues the safest spaces in the country, and we will continue with that mission.”

“We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we lost sight of the impact this would have.”

“We know there are some who will not agree with this decision; you are welcome to send feedback.”

One leftist responded to a tweet by the venue containing the statement, “Thank you. It is the right decision.”

“But you can’t just ‘my bad’ out of this. Help us understand:”

“-Why did you think it was a good idea in the first place?”

“-Why did so many people know it was violent to trans people and you didn’t?”

“-What specifically changed your mind?”

“*WHO* specifically ok’d this decision and what will they do to REPAIR the harm they’ve caused?”

Another Twitter user, however, who appears to be more of a moderate, responded to the venue, “Dave Chappelle is a very good professional comedian.”

“One of the best ever to do it. You all take yourselves way too seriously. ESPECIALLY the “cancel culture” mob.”

“In five minutes when he makes a joke about you as a professional comedian you’ll boycott his shows.”