Dave Chappelle's show cancelled by venue amid controversy over transphobic remarks

The comedian was due to perform at the First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis on Wednesday night but the representatives announced hours before the event that it had been cancelled at their location and would take place at the Varsity Theater. In their statement, they addressed the social media backlash they had received after announcing Chappelle's show amid the controversy surrounding comments he made about the transgender community in his Netflix special The Closer last year.

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