On Friday, Netflix unconventionally dropped a new Dave Chappelle special. On the YouTube page, where viewers can watch Chapelle talking about the race following George Floyd ‘s death, the streaming platform posted the show, titling “8:46.” The name refers to how long a Minneapolis police officer pinned Floyd to the ground.
The policeman, Derek Chauvin sustained his knee on Floyd ‘s neck for a further 8 minutes and 46seconds as Floyd pleaded: “I can’t breathe.” The assistance and motivation were also given to three other officers involved. The death of Floyd, seen on video, triggered weeks of national race-justice protests.
The tragedy that was filmed in Ohio where the comedian lives this was addressed directly by Chappelle. “What to say about George Floyd is difficult to determine, so I won’t say this yet,” said Chappelle to open his set. “I have to tell you, it’s like North America’s first concert since it’d all happened, it’s history.”
Dave Chappelle Mentioned George Floyd During Stand-up
The comedian also talks about how he was affected by Floyd’s death video. “I understood when I watched that tape this guy knew he (Floyd) was dying … for something that I don’t understand yet, this police stayed in their pockets with their hands. To whom do you speak? What does this mean that you may kneel 8 minutes and 46 seconds on a man’s neck, feel like you won’t have the wrath of God?”
Chappelle said he had long resisted looking at the video because, if he did, Floyd said that he couldn’t breathe, one of the hardest things to look at.
A message from Chappelle is contained in the title of the YouTube video: ‘I wouldn’t normally show something so unrained to you, and hope you understand,’ he writes. It also shares a link with the Equal Justice Initiative, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending mass incarceration in America and over-punishment, questioning race and economic inequality, and safeguarding civil rights for American society’s most marginalized citizens.