Dave Chappelle’s ‘8:46’ Expresses Righteous Rage Over George Floyd’s Murder

If timing is everything in comedy, Dave Chappelle is beyond any criticism.

His immensely powerful new video about the police killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests, “8:46,” dropped this morning, less than a day after the release of the cringe-inducing and widely panned public service announcement “I Take Responsibility,” filled social media streams with a procession of self-important celebrities insisting, in the words of actor Stanley Tucci, “I will no longer allow an unchecked moment. I will no longer allow hateful, hurtful words, jokes, stereotypes, no matter how big or small, to be uttered in my presence.”

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