Dave Chappelle is speaking out about the controversy surrounding his recent Netflix comedy special
Chappelle remains unapologetic about the special, which includes transphobic material that has angered many in the LGBTQ community, at Netflix and beyond
Chappelle was referring to pushback from Netflix employees who participated in a walkout last week
after the company stood by the comedian
Netflix also recently fired an employee connected to the blowback over how Chappelle and the comedy special are being handled.
The controversy over
— which has been available on Netflix since early October — has been brewing for weeks
In the special, Chappelle jokes about trans women and their genitalia and defends J.K. Rowling against critics who say she is transphobic and more
Several trans comedians said they felt that Chappelle's comments were an example of "punching down" on those with less power and how the comedian continues to "scapegoat trans people."
But according to Chappelle in Monday's video, "everyone I know from that community has been nothing but loving and supportive. So I don't know what this nonsense is about."