Comedian Dave Chappelle said in a recent interview that he understands the change people are trying to bring through activism and accountability for celebrities and other prominent individuals, but decried so-called cancel culture for what he described as a lack of appreciation for the creative process in comedy and other forms of art.
"I'm very lucky to be able to see people who are great at things up close," Chappelle said during an appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. "Even on this podcast ... it's one of the joys of my life getting to know these people and knowing and seeing them be human."
Artists and creators, he said, all "struggle with these things and bellyache about decisions but none of these people are contest winners. They all work very hard."