Can Dave Chappelle Redeem Himself?

Fifth & Mission show

Summary: Comedian Dave Chapelle is opening his latest tour at San Francisco’s Chase Center, despite receiving fierce criticism for his recent comments about the transgender community. Many say his views are transphobic and harmful at a time of record-breaking anti-trans legislation. Chronicle culture critic Tony Bravo and Aria Sai’d, the executive director of San Francisco’s Transgender District, join host Cecilia Lei to discuss the controversy and whether Chapelle can redeem himself in the eyes of the LGBTQ community. | Unlimited Chronicle access: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit