Dave Chappelle said he is willing to speak with the transgender community following the controversy surrounding his latest Netflix special but said he would not be "bending to anyone's demands." "To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody's demands," Chappelle said in a clip posted to his Instagram on Monday. The 48-year-old comedian listed three conditions for the meet, and responded to fellow comedian Hannah Gadsby, who considers Chapelle's latest special "hate speech." "If you wanna meet with me, I'd be more than willing to, but I have conditions. First of all, you cannot come, if you have not watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing and a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit, that Hannah Gadsby is not funny." His latest special, "The Closer," premiered on Netflix on October 5 and has been criticized by members of the LGBTQ+ community ever since. In the special, Chappelle makes several jokes toward transgender individuals, including calling himself a "trans-exclusionary radical feminist" like author J.K. Rowling. Now, Chappelle is blaming the backlash for the stagnation of his film "8:46," in which he addresses the death of George Floyd and police violence against Black Americans. In the clip shared on Monday, Chappelle claims that the film had been invited to "every film festival" across the country but had those invitations revoke . . . read the full article here.