SILVER SPRING, Md. – While campaigning for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, comedian Dave Chappelle said he wishes that the #MeToo movement would “speak to black women more.”
Chappelle described himself as neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but said he’s endorsing Jealous because the former NAACP president is a problem-solver.
“I know a lot of women saw today that Kavanaugh got the Supreme Court and I’ve got to tell you something, the #MeToo movement is correct, but man, I wish they would speak to black women more. And I know this is a very difficult time in American history, but right now we’ve got solutions,” Chappelle said during a “voter mobilization rally” alongside Jealous at Morgan State University’s homecoming on Saturday.
“The greatest thing I’ve done in my life is what I didn’t do. I’ve never been happier. I’m glad I quit that [Chappelle’s Show] and I didn’t take that goddamn money and I’ll tell you, when I came back, they respected me because my ‘no’ is real, man. You’ve got to be able to say ‘yes’ sometimes but you’ve got to be able to say ‘no’ sometimes and you’ve got to know what you’re picking – but if you’re not registered to vote, you can’t choose, so make yourselves eligible to make a choice. Register to vote,” he added.