Dave Chappelle’s The Closer, his controversial stand-up special that triggered backlash from offended trans people, has landed two nominations for the 2022 Emmys. The Netflix presentation was nominated for best pre-recorded variety special, and another for the director, Stan Lathan. Yes, despite all the rage. (Or because of it.)

Chappelle’s special is competing against Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s One Last Time, Adele’s One Night Only, Norm Macdonald’s Nothing Special (posthumous), and Warner Bros. and HBO Max’s Harry Potter reunion.

I love the reactions of ET Canada‘s Carlos Bustamante and Morgan Hoffman to Chappelle’s “What’s In A Name.” They clearly don’t approve and can’t stress enough that Chappelle has caused emotional hurt among some in the trans community. They’re almost like an act, these two — a parody of Millennial sensitives.