Netflix pulls down “Chappelle’s Show”! Know Why.
Streaming platform Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle‘s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show“ after the legend himself requested to do so. The comedian disclosed the news in an Instagram post. He captioned the post “Unforgiven.” The video featured a clip from the recent stand-up gig by the comedian. During the performance, Chappelle claimed he “never got paid” after leaving the ViacomCBS show.
What Chappelle has to comment on the show?
“They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” Chappelle said in the video. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ’cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either. That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was furious. How could they not — how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”
Netflix has not responded to the matter yet. It is not the only show Chappelle has done with Netflix. Chappelle calls the streaming platform his comedy home. Netflix has made a significant decision on losing such a legendary comedian, and no wonder how many shows with the stand-up artist.
Where else can you find the “Dave Chappelle” Show?
The show is still available on several Viacom CBS brands, including its original home Comedy Central and CBS All-access, and HBO Max, after they licensed it recently. Chappelle was a creator, executive producer as well as he headlined the show. It went on for three successful seasons from the year 2003 to 2006.
The show going off news comes only after three weeks of being on Netflix. Chappelle called out both Netflix and HBO Max for streaming his performance when he was hosting SNL right after the elections.