Carlos Garcia, The Blaze, February 9, 2022
Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle inspired more outrage when he joined a group of local residents to kill a proposal for low income housing in rural Ohio as a part of a large residential development.
Chappelle grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio, a small rural village of 3,700 people about 20 miles from Dayton. He bought 39 acres of farmland there and moved back in 2005.
On Monday, he attended a village council meeting where he threatened to pull his plans to develop a restaurant called “Firehouse Eatery” and comedy club called “Live from YS” in the town.
“I cannot believe you would make me audition for you! You look like clowns!” he told the council.
“I am not bluffing. I will take it all off the table,” he added.
Other residents offered many different reasons to oppose the low income housing, including water management issues, traffic flow, and lack of cooperation with the public from the village officials. The council voted to drop the low income housing requirement from the development project.
When news and video of Chappelle’s comments to the city council hit social media, many on the left responded with anger and outrage that he would be against the low income housing proposal.