The person who tackled Chappelle had a knife blade and was once arrested for criminal attack with a dangerous weapon and brought to a sanatorium for clinical remedy, in line with the Los Angeles Police Division.
“Watching what happened to Dave last night confirmed my fear,” Mandel mentioned. “I was watching it kind of live on Twitter and I turned to my wife and I said, ‘I don’t want to. I don’t want to goon stage. I’m just really afraid.'”
Different comedians who have been provide all over the incident, together with Chris Rock, rushed to Chappelle’s aspect after it took place.
Rock joked about whether or not the suspect was once Will Smith, relating to Smith’s incident on the Oscars by which he walked on level and slapped Rock after the comic made a funny story about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Mandel made the relationship as neatly.
“This is one step that kind of opens a door and triggers somebody if they don’t like what you’re saying or they’re offended by what you’re saying… It’s kind of okay because it’s been done, to be violent, and that’s what my fear was,” he instructed “Extra” about Smith hitting Rock.
Mandel mentioned he plans on traveling much less in consequence.
“My biggest fear 40 years ago was not getting a laugh, and then cancel culture came along and then it was like, ‘Oh, my God if somebody doesn’t like your joke or you overstepped your line, you could lose your career,’ and then after the Academy Awards… I said… ‘Violence triggers violence,'” Mandel defined.
Because the investigation into the Chappelle assault continues, Netflix intervening time, additionally expressed fear for protection round comedy displays.
“We care deeply about the safety of creators and we strongly defend the right of stand-up comedians to perform on stage without fear of violence,” a Netflix spokesperson instructed CNN in a remark.