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May 9, 2022

Misdemeanor for Chappelle’s ‘Knife Gun’ Attacker?

Apparently, LA is the place to be if you want to get away with a violent crime.

Dave Chappelle, touted as one of the greatest comedians of our time, was attacked while he was finishing his set last Tuesday. He was performing at the Hollywood Bowl when an audience member rushed the stage and tackled the comedian. Chappelle’s bodyguards, actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, and others rushed to his defense. The assailant was dragged backstage. Chappelle was unharmed by the incident.

The attacker, a young man named Isaiah Lee, was armed, though his didn’t actually wield the weapon he had on him. The tool in question was a “knife gun.” That’s correct — a knife concealed in a fake gun. Talk about the element of surprise.

Lee was charged with felony assault by the arresting officers. Unsurprisingly however, the George Soros-funded district attorney of Los Angeles, George Gascón, has elected to only charge Lee with four misdemeanors. Bail was set at $30,000. The outcry has been loud indeed.

Fellow comedian and cancel culture victim Joe Rogan called out the injustice of the LA district attorney’s filing. He wrote: “When you see that a person commits a clear crime, and does it to one of the most loved performers alive, and does it in a very high profile public setting, and it gets captured on video, and you don’t charge that person for what they obviously did, it’s the kind of thing that makes people lose faith in law enforcement.”

Lee is also apparently mentally unwell. Chappelle asked Lee why he did it before the cops took him away. Lee claimed that it was to protest his mother being evicted from her house in Brooklyn due to gentrification. Lee’s brother, Aaron Lee, explained to reporters that his brother was on medicine to help with his mental instability but was in and out of homeless shelters in LA for several years. (Homelessness is a huge problem in LA, and people in this community commit a lot of crimes.) Through this transient lifestyle, Isaiah Lee had some contact with the “transgender” community.

This last revelation may explain what really motivated the attack on Chappelle, who took the “controversial” position in his Netflix special “The Closer” stating that men are men and women are women. This triggered the Rainbow Mafia.

Another theory has been dubbed “The Will Smith Effect.” Basically, it was a copycat attack on a comedian since the comedian said something his attacker didn’t like. This is something comedians have been afraid would happen since the infamous slap at the Oscars. Chris Rock, who was the original victim of “The Will Smith Effect,” was at the Hollywood Bowl and joked after Lee was subdued, “Was that Will Smith?” Chappelle, for his part, joked: “I’ve been doing this for 35 years. I just stomped a [N-word] backstage. I’ve always wanted to do that.”

Comedians are, once again, showing America how to laugh and be consummate professionals in the face of adversity.

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