Chappelle, Students Spar at His High School Alma Mater

When comedian Dave Chappelle showed up for a surprise visit to his high school alma mater this week, the students there expected him to apologize for his recent statements about transgender people that have landed him in hot water. And Chappelle expected their forgiveness.

But when the students heard no apology from Chappelle, the comedian also failed to hear what he’d been hoping for when he showed up with a camera crew in tow at Washington D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts on Tuesday, Politico reported.

The whole matter is the latest installment of a feud between Chappelle and his school that began after fallout from Chappell’s Netflix special, “The Closer.” In that special, Chappelle drew criticism for defending author J.K. Rowling and agreeing with her that there is a biological difference between men and women.

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