Dave Chappelle brought up AIDS during his SNL monologue over the weekend, and people were understandably divided.
Many did not see the humor:
Not funny in the 1980s.
Not funny now. pic.twitter.com/7T0g8hu4jA
— Matthew Hodson (@Matthew_Hodson) November 9, 2020
nice to see that AIDS is deemed relevant in the current moment in the context of a (terrible) joke pic.twitter.com/8EIbjqIZog
— Jack King (@jackarking) November 8, 2020
— Dan Ellis (@dgellis0907) November 9, 2020
Cool, it’s 2020, and “jokes” about Freddie Mercury contracting AIDS are funny again; a joke made with the unspoken presumption that he was a man having a lot of sex with men, so of course he got AIDS. Yep, hilarious, Dave Chappelle and #SNL. Thanks for that.
— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) November 8, 2020
Watching @nbcsnl yesterday I couldn’t believe I was seeing someone make an AIDS joke in 2020.
I didn’t tweet immediately as I wasn’t sure quite how to express my reaction.
32m dead, 38m of us living with HIV today.
— Tom trying to stay PositiveLad (@PositiveLad) November 9, 2020
and with one Dave Chappelle Freddy Mercury AIDS "joke" all of my optimism fades away.
— (((Kenny Mellman))) (@kennymellman) November 8, 2020
We want to know what you think…
A. Is Dave out of bounds?
B. Or is comedy just comedy?
Here’s the full monologue: