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The Dave Chappelle Shut Down Affordable Housing Thing Is Complicated

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 10, 2022 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 10, 2022 |


You guys know me. I’m not some huge Dave Chappelle head, falling on swords for the guy, and defending his outright transphobic Netflix special. That said, I’m also not huge on our side pushing half-baked narratives built for Twitter that end up blowing up in our faces once the facts are in, which is why I haven’t touched the whole affordable housing debacle. The story went viral yesterday thanks to a not great looking video of Chappelle throwing his weight around, but since it hit, there have been conflicting reports. Specifically, that the developers were barely providing the housing it promised and that the whole thing seemed shady from the jump. I could be very wrong, and Chappelle could be a full-ass NIMBY, but it never hurts to be fully informed before trying to land dunks. (New York Post)

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Prince Charles got COVID again, and apparently, he was around the Queen while he was contagious. Imagine how stoked Prince William must be right now. (Dlisted)

Donald Trump allegedly flushed government documents down the toilet during his time in the White House, and this is the guy that half of the country still thinks should be president. Whee! (Celebitchy)

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From Andrew: The legacy movie we NEED:

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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