Pete Buttigieg Suggests Dave Chappelle Jokes Are ‘Hurting People’

Comes out as anti-anti-political correctness

Pete Buttigieg has not seen Dave Chappelle's controversial new stand-up special on Netflix, but that didn't stop the South Bend, Ind., mayor from suggesting that the legendary comedian's jokes about the transgender community are "straight up hurting people."

"Boat Shoes" Buttigieg, aka "Mayor Beast," made the remarks during an interview with Snapchat's Peter Hamby.

"I haven't seen the [Dave Chappelle] special," Buttigieg said. "I will say that there comes a point where you're just straight up hurting people, and I don't know what goal you're hoping to achieve."

Chappelle's most recent comedy special, "Sticks & Stones," has drawn intense criticism from aggrieved liberals for jokes deemed offensive to the transgender community, and for Chappelle's apparent unwillingness to back down in the face of criticism.

Mayor Beast went on to suggest that attacking political correctness has become "fashionable," and "has become its own weird correctness out there," making him one of the first Democratic presidential candidates to publicly identify as anti-anti-political correctness.

While acknowledging that comedy is intended to challenge conventions and sensitivities, Buttigieg warned that "hurtful things and hateful things often come at us in the form of humor," in which case "it's time to turn it off."

Mayor Beast has previously scolded the "sanctimonious" "virtue signaling" of liberal activists who wage political protests against disfavored corporations such as Chick-fil-A.