Dave Chappelle

Hours before Dave Chappelle was set to hit the stage in Minneapolis, the venue canceled the sold-out show.

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First Avenue, best known as the venue for Prince's 1984 film "Purple Rain," has refused to host Chappelle's

Dave Chappelle

comedy show because of transphobic reactions to some of his previous Netflix specials.

Dave Chappelle

"Tonight's Dave Chappelle show at First Avenue has been canceled and moved to the University Theatre," First Avenue wrote in a post on its verified Instagram account.

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"To the employees, artists and our community, we hear you and we apologize," the statement read. "We know that we have to

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hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we've let you down. We're not just a black box with people in it,

Dave Chappelle

Chappelle has joked about the trans community on set over the years, but his 2021 Netflix special "The Closer" sparked outrage among

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some in the LGBTQ+ community and among his peers, when Chappelle said he was "Team TERF," a term for "trans. "-"Boycottists." A radical feminist."