Mayor Eric Adams says he was with Dave Chappelle within the aftermath of the “horrific” onstage attack on the comedian in Los Angeles.
Adams had the encounter throughout his two-day journey to Los Angeles, the place he participated in an hour-long “digital transformation” panel organized by the Milken Institute a day after Chappelle was attacked on the Hollywood Bowl present by a person armed with a phony gun with a real knife inside.
Adams stated the viral incident on the “Netflix Is a Joke” comedy pageant is indicative of “a number of the psychological well being crises we’re going through,” whereas calling it “unbelievable,” according to NBC New York.
“Violence is unacceptable. Thank God there was a response to make it possible for he wasn’t injured critically,” the mayor stated. “It was horrific to have somebody come on stage and assault in that method.”
It was unclear from the report in what setting the mayor made the feedback. Adams didn’t point out Chappelle through the know-how panel.
NBC New York reported that Adams recalled that Chappelle was “telling jokes” later within the night when he noticed him.
“He was simply telling jokes, you realize Dave,” stated Adams, in line with NBC.
Although it was unclear the place Adams encountered Chappelle, on Tuesday night the comedian celebrated at a VIP afterparty on the Pendry West Hollywood lodge the place he was “having a good time,” Web page Six completely reported.
Following the assault, Chappelle joked his attacker was a “trans man”— an obvious reference to his several controversial statements on transgender points and a joke for which he was slammed online. A rep for Chappelle said the comic isn’t going to permit the onstage ambush “overshadow the magic of this historic second” of the four-night leisure occasion.
Chappelle wasn’t the one one telling jokes after the weird incident.
On Wednesday, Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon for the assault on the 48-year-old controversial comic. His former neighbors told The Post that Lee was hot-tempered and identified for creating havoc in his residence complicated
Lee is also a wanna-be rap star who performs beneath the identify “NoName_Trapper” and has launched a track named after Chappelle.
Wednesday wasn’t the primary time Adams has weighed in on a public assault on a comic.
After initially refusing to answer questions on Smith’s open-handed smack of Rock through the 94th Academy Awards in March, the tough-on-crime former NYPD captain said that Smith shouldn’t be judged too harshly on his actions when he failed to regulate his “ardour,” and that the “King Richard” actor shouldn’t be pressured to give back the Greatest Actor award he earned.