The Los Angeles man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle said he was “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about the LGBTQ community and homelessness.
In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Isaiah Lee told The New York Post that Chappelle should be more “sensitive” when it comes to the jokes he cracks.
Lee said, “I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering.
“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”
Lee said he expected to have a “good time” at the May 3 “Netflix is a Joke” show — but he grew angry and frustrated as Chappelle joked about his prior controversies with the LGBTQ community, as well as homelessness.
Lee said, “I’m also a single dad and my son is five. It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke.”
He said his breaking point came when another comedian in the show’s lineup make a crude joke about pedophilia — which Lee said dredged up memories of his own molestation as a teen.
Lee was seen charging at Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, knocking him over and fleeing before security grabs him.
Lee admitted that he was carrying a replica handgun with a retractable knife inside the night of the alleged attack — but claimed he didn’t have the weapon out when he charged the stage.
The wannabe rapper, who goes by “NoName_Trapper”, said he always carries the weapon for protection because he is also a “minor celebrity.”
Lee is now facing four misdemeanor counts, including battery and possessing a deadly weapon with intent to assault.
He said he doesn’t regret what happened because he saw it as an opportunity to speak out about homelessness, LGBTQ rights and child sex abuse that oftentimes serve as fodder for comedians.
Source: NY Post.
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