Netflix releases Dave Chappelle speech blasting his student critics as 'instruments of oppression'

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Netflix has quietly dropped a speech by Dave Chappelle, in which the comedian blasts student critics of his controversial jokes about transgender people.

In a speech titled What's In a Name? that was surprise released on Netflix, Chappelle speaks at his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, which announced plans to name a theater after him. He addresses the students who voiced objections during a Q&A there last year in the wake of his controversial special The Closer, which sparked backlash for its jokes about transgender people.

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