For his final Netflix special, Chappelle released The Closer as a means to double down on his hot button comedy while infusing remarks of racism, transphobia, and homophobia. "This is my last special because I have an objective tonight," he says at the beginning of the show. "All the questions you might have had about these jokes I've said in the last few years, I hope to answer tonight." Immediately after this statement, Chappelle states that he'd like to start by "addressing the LGBTQ community, correct." But what followed couldn't be any more incorrect in how he treated the transgender community.
He entangles his agenda with a plea to "negotiate the release of DaBaby," who also faced major backlash for his homophobic rant at this year's Rolling Loud Festival," arguing that "in our country, you can shoot and kill a n*****. But you better not hurt a gay person's feelings." He goes on to argue his declaration that "gender is a fact," disputing how some people in the transgender community choose to identify. "Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. That is a fact." He also referred to himself as "Team TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), siding with author JK Rowling who has been accused of transphobia. Towards the end of the special, he concludes saying that he's "done talking about it," referring to LGBTQ+ topics, and in turn says, "All I ask of your community, with all humility: Will you please stop punching down on my people?"