Dave Chappelle Asks Fans and Netflix to Boycott His Show Until He is Paid For Licensing
Comedian Dave Chappelle is calling for his fans to boycott his own show Chappelle’s Show after revealing that ViacomCBS is licensing his show without paying him anything. He posted a video on Instagram asking his fans not to stream the show until he receives due compensation.
In the video he titled ‘Unforgiven,’ he expressed his disappointment with Viacom. He also asked Netflix to remove Chappelle’s Show from its platform, and they did exactly that a few days after. However, the show is still streaming on HBO Max.
“People think I made a lot of money from Chappelle’s Show,” Chappelle said in the video. “When I left that show I never got paid. They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract. But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me.”
He went on saying that due to the contract he signed before he abruptly quit the show, he doesn’t get any more profit from his work, even though big media companies still gain from it. He added that his agents had been of no help since then.
“So I’m not going to the agents, I’m coming to my real boss — I’m coming to you. I’m begging you — if you ever liked me, if you ever think there was anything worthwhile about me, I’m begging you, please don’t watch that show. I’m not asking you to boycott any network — boycott me. Boycott Chappelle’s Show. Do not watch it unless they pay me.”
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