A Glitch in the Matrix: Entertainers are Defying the Woke Mob

If politics is downstream from culture, we may be witnessing a glitchy matrix. The woke mob came for Dave Chappelle this month and—he’s still standing!

Employees inside Netflix tried to cancel Chappelle over transgender jokes after the media streaming service aired his comedy special The Closer.  And in true Chappelle form, he said he is willing to talk to transgenders at Netflix but he won’t bend to demands.

“To the transgender community, I’m more than willing to give you an audience,” Chappelle said in a video posted to his Instagram page on Monday. “But you will not summon me.”

After the Netflix special was released, Chappelle hosted an event at the Hollywood Bowl to screen his new untitled documentary. After the film aired, in which he received a standing ovation, Chappelle said, “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”

In September, pop performer Nicki Minaj, who tweeted on taking the Covid-19 vaccination in order to attend the Met Gala, became an immediate target of the hateful media’s rancor for breaking formation.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid immediately attacked Minaj for thinking for herself. “People like Nicki Minaj, you have a platform that’s 22 million followers. I have 2 million,” Reid said.

“For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God, you could do better than that. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing that you got that. That people listen to you and they listen to you more than they listen to me,” she said.

“For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from, oh, my God! As a hip-hop fan, as somebody who is your fan, I’m so sad that you did that. So sad that you did that, sister. Oh, my God. Lord.”

But like Chappelle, Minaj doubled down: “This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets. ‘My God SISTER do better’ imagine getting ur dumb a– on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman” Minaj tweeted.

Minaj then posted a tweet from Reid questioning how people could trust the FDA and CDC regarding the vaccine. For good measure, she threw in those infamous 2018 reports in which Reid wrote homophobic blog posts.

“A lying homophobic c–n. I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? Smiling face. Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…,” Minaj tweeted.

Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving has also been standing up to the lock-step media, refusing to be cowed into taking the vaccine when he was told earlier this month that he can’t join practices or play in games until he takes the jab.

In response, hundreds of Irving supporters descended on Sunday outside the Barclay Center to protest the Nets decision. The crowd was chanting “no vaccine mandate” before the team’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. Irving has also has been praised by Sen. Ted Cruz, Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather.

One can only hope the entertainment and sports industries are experiencing an existential awakening. One thing for certain, Chappelle, Minaj and Irving are not giving away their power.  Instead, they are escaping the matrix, and it is like a cold drink of water to us normies out here in the desert.