Jimmy Carr shares support for Dave Chappelle after comedian attacked on stage following trans row

Chappelle was filming a Netflix special at the Hollywood Bowl when the attack took place, before telling the audience the alleged perpetrator "was a trans man"

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Jimmy Carr has issued a showing of public support for comedian Dave Chappelle after he was attacked on stage in Los Angeles.

Chappelle was performing at a Netflix Is A Joke event at the Hollywood Bowl when the attack took place, before telling the audience the alleged perpetrator "was a trans man".

Carr has shown his support for Chappelle in a tweet, saying he is relieved that everyone at the event was "ok".

The comedian tweeted: "The Hollywood Bowl show with the legendary Dave Chappelle was crazy.

"Just happy everyone’s ok."

Jimmy Carr shared his support for Dave Chappelle in a tweet.
Jimmy Carr shared his support for Dave Chappelle in a tweet.
Jimmy Carr shared an image of the pair together.
Jimmy Carr shared an image of the pair together.
An individual is seen appearing to dive into Dave Chappelle on stage
An individual is seen appearing to dive into Dave Chappelle on stage

Video from the show appears to show a man rushing onto the stage before tackling the comedian.

Actor Jamie Foxx helped apprehend the individual before Chappelle's performance continued.

It comes after a row in the US over his trans jokes that saw a protest staged by Netflix staff.

In his comedy special, The Closer, the comedian said “gender is a fact” and shared his backing for JK Rowling, who has also attracted criticism for her remarks about the concept of biological sex.

Jimmy Carr has also faced criticism over the manner of his jokes in the past.

In February, he jibed about the Holocaust and the travelling community in his Netflix special His Dark Material.

In a widely-shared clip from the show, Carr joked about the horror of the Holocaust and “six million Jewish lives being lost”.

As a punchline, the 49-year-old then made a disparaging remark about the deaths of thousands of Gypsies at the hands of the Nazis.