Chappelle’s harshest words were addressed to those audience members who worship entertainers and athletes.
“Stop listening to celebrities,” he said. “They do what they do for money – that’s all. I don’t even know why you’re listening to me. I’ve done commercials for both Coke and Pepsi. Truth is, I can’t even taste the difference, but Pepsi paid me last, so there it is.”
Celebrity worship harms the object of affection as well, Chappelle said. “One day people love you more than they’ve ever loved anything in the world. And the next, you’re in front of a courthouse dancing on top of a car.” —Jim Carnes —Chappelle lets rude crowd have it (Tribnet)