When Isaiah Lee was carried out of the Hollywood Bowl on a stretcher by paramedics, following his attempt to tackle Dave Chapelle on stage at Netflix is a Joke, it prompted celebratory tweets and humorous memes all over social media. Many people viewed the disturbing photos of the 23-year-old’s bruised face and battered body as a beacon of resistance for stand-up comedians everywhere. However, one person who wasn’t too pleased with the way in which Chappelle’s security team manhandled his attacker was none other than Howard Stern.
During a recent episode of The Howard Stern Show, the legendary radio personality openly questioned the integrity of the celebrities who took delight in the rumors that Chappelle’s assailant suffered a broken shoulder and dislocated arm. Stern also questioned why Will Smith wasn’t subjected to similar treatment, given that he also attacked a stand-up comedian during a bit on stage.
“They didn’t break Will’s hands, they shook ‘em.” Howard Stern talks about how “fu*ked up Hollywood” is for not treating Will Smith when he attacked Chris Rock the same way security treated Dave Chappelle’s attacker. pic.twitter.com/9Q4KOIEiUg— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 4, 2022