Isaiah Lee – – the man accused of attempting to attack Dave Chappelle during his comedy set at the “Netflix is a Joke” festival in early May – – is finally talking about the reasons for his actions. Lee also asserts that he never planned to hurt the comedian.
Lee, 23, talked with The New York Post in a jailhouse interview published on Sunday, and asserted that he felt “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about the LGBTQ+ community and homeless people.
“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” he added, “I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”
He also said, “I’m also a single dad and my son is five,” adding that people who live without housing face “a struggle” and “I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke.”