It’s fair to lump together J.K. Rowling and Dave Chappelle; Rowling was labeled a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) after a tweet, and Chappelle announced that he was on “Team TERF” during his most recent (but not last) Netflix special.
We’re not sure what happened to inspire blue-check Max Kennerly to tweet this now, but he’s old enough to remember a time when Rowling and Chappelle weren’t desperately trying to stay relevant “by attacking the values of a younger generation that has left them behind.”
One thing that makes me feel old is that I can remember when JK Rowling and Dave Chappelle weren't out of ideas and bitter about that and desperately trying to remain relevant by attacking the values of a younger generation that has left them behind.
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) December 13, 2021
There’s a lot wrong with that tweet, but we take issue with the notion that they’re “out of ideas” and “desperately trying to remain relevant.” Rowling’s got a new book coming out, and they failed to cancel Chappelle at Netflix, whose upcoming comedy festival will feature him.
And you are … ?
— Zafar Sobhan (@ZafarSobhan) December 13, 2021
Chappelle and Rowling respond. https://t.co/pXzgcez2Dl pic.twitter.com/AzVGLNTfgV
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) December 13, 2021
Hate to tell you… But most young people agree with them, not you. https://t.co/ojOPUDEijP
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) December 13, 2021
By contrast, Max here has his finger on the pulse 😁
— Soup (@SoupelinaJail) December 13, 2021
Bit cringe but go off.
— Elsie Bevan 🏴 (@elsie_bevan) December 13, 2021
The "values" of this younger generation are garbage bullshit and shouldn't be tolerated https://t.co/0xHHFTfsAU
— Ahmed Al Assliken (@assliken) December 13, 2021
A late entry for Parody Tweet of the Year, and definitely a strong contender. https://t.co/5aQ8j6usRa
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) December 13, 2021
There are 500 million copies of her books in print, but do tell us more about how she's "desperately trying to remain relevant." https://t.co/R2boyW9GUe
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) December 13, 2021
I'd love to be out of ideas like JK Rowling, and so would my bank balance. Can't wait for the new Strike novel.
— GinaScot 🦖🤶🎄🍒 (@gina_scot) December 13, 2021
She's got a fabulous detective series, massively popular both on the BBC and in print.
Plus 2 new children's books. One published during covid with illustrations by children to raise funds for covid charities.
What have you done recently?
— Carl Brown (@CarlBrownisback) December 13, 2021
In 2 years JK Rowling published 2 children's books, an adult novel & announced she finished another novel.
Chappelle responded to the outrage over The Closer on stage during a whole new routine.
If that is "out of ideas" pay out my life insurance because I'm certifiably dead. https://t.co/OWZlvohBdx
— Coward the Duck (@cashewsandeggs) December 13, 2021
Out of ideas? JK just wrote a 900 page book, part of a series. Chappell has done a series of 6 shows for Netflix. Maybe they’re good with staying relevant to adults like me. I don’t care what 22 year old kids think of me either .
— Tony Clark Fan Club (@FrankMacniven) December 13, 2021
“Anyone who disagrees with me is bitter, irrelevant and desperate.”
It can’t just be that they have different opinions and that’s normal. It can’t be possible that there are many in that younger generation who agree with them and that’s who they are speaking to.
— Tyler Gloe (@GLOEstick) December 13, 2021
Thay "younger generation" is incapable of producing any meaningful art themselves. https://t.co/hRODnOjLFd
— You Should Have Voted For Jo (@colorblindk1d) December 13, 2021
Are those values the majority of that younger generation, or instead the most amplified?
— 2021 Yay (@JohnWonderlin) December 13, 2021
How JK Rowling and Dave Chapelle should respond to this take. https://t.co/TVQ5C7tgsF pic.twitter.com/WA2y44uzo9
— #CMFL (@seeemmeffell) December 13, 2021
I was well aware of who JK Rowling and Dave Chappelle were before joining this platform. I had never heard of this guy until a few minutes ago. https://t.co/zcjQ5TlhHj
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) December 13, 2021
I'm so old I remember the Dave Chappelle protests were 20 batshit crazy people attacking and beating up dudes with signs that said "I like jokes" https://t.co/2i52FG04Oy
— Don Kedick (@CeeGeeThree2) December 13, 2021
I'm old enough to remember when people didn't believe men could magically become women and then enter women's private spaces or join their elite sports teams.
— liz (@lizisnotacat) December 13, 2021
I remember when intelligent people thought about what people said, instead of virtue signalling their opposition without substance.
Is it possible that these incredibly diverse and talented people might have a point? I look forward to something more substantive from Mr. Kennerly
— Harry Roth (@rothofharry) December 13, 2021
So Max, should we assume from your snarky ad hominem attacks that you don't actually have any substantive counterarguments to what Rowling and Chappelle have said?
— HeterodoxOutsider (@HeterodoxOutsi1) December 13, 2021
Would he date a trans woman? If not, that’s transphobic — or at least that’s what the younger generation says.
Wil Wheaton says ‘f**k EVERYONE at Netflix’ behind comedy festival featuring ‘despicable bigot’ Dave Chappelle https://t.co/mLVrvr9VNO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 9, 2021
WHOOPS! Biden meant to say ‘I applaud Canada’ but instead named a different country
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