Dave Chappelle dropped one of his powerful special named 8:46. In this special, he talked about the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing black lives matter protests that are happening in the country. He also shared his personal story about how the event has affected him. The special was named 8:46 because it was the amount of time Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck during his attempted arrest which killed George. It was also the exact time of birth in the birth certificate of Dave Chappelle. He not only talked about George, but he also talked about Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and Dylan Roof in his special. The special has a note from Dave saying ” Normally I wouldn’t show you something so unrefined, I hope you understand”. Watch the full special below
Dave Chappel has been trending in social media since the special has dropped. So people have been reacting to this special. Here are some of the reactions
Dave Chappelle's latest isn't a comedy special. It's a sermon. You can hear his pain on behalf of George Floyd and the pain endured by Black Americans, and he wants his country to feel it. I hope people listen.
— Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali (@WajahatAli) June 12, 2020
That Dave Chappelle joint 8:46 Is powerful medicine.
He says exactly what we all feel.
I have never had my eyes well up while watching comedy but they did tonight. pic.twitter.com/CrT9CgnNTY
— Keith A. Edmonson (@KeithAEdmonson1) June 12, 2020
Dave Chappelle speaking on Kobe Bryant’s impact. pic.twitter.com/9zWceSqZ5z
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) June 12, 2020
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 12, 2020