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EDITORIAL | Be more kind, SA. This is the lesson of Patrick Shai’s tragedy

The actor should also be remembered for making an effort to change his ways on a personal level

24 January 2022 - 19:32

US standup comedian David Chappelle in his recent and much talked about Netflix comedy special The Closer makes an interesting observation about social media. “Twitter is not a real place,” he says, in the context of him being criticised on that platform and why it did not bother him. In a show that has divided opinion on whether Netflix should have given Chappelle — who has often been labelled as transphobic — a platform, he also speaks at length about online bullying and how a friend of his committed suicide. He does not directly link Daphne Dorman’s death to her being bullied online but says he believes it may have played a role...

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