(Headline USA) Comedian Dave Chappelle reportedly blasted San Francisco and its failed policies during a surprise stand-up special.
Referring to the California enclave as his “second home,” Chappelle said the city’s rampant homelessness and crime has made it unlivable.
“What the f*** happened to this place?” he asked during a show at the SF Masonic Auditorium on Thursday.
He cited a recent experience after dining out an an Indian restaurant in the city’s Tenderloin district, recalling how a homeless person publicly defecated in front of the establishment right as he was walking in. San Francisco has devolved into a “half Glee, half zombie movie,” Chappelle joked, according to SF Gate.
“Y’all … need a Batman!” he said.
Homelessness and crime rates have steadily increased in San Francisco over the past several years, driving businesses and residents out of town. Just last month, the city’s flagship Whole Foods store announced it would be shutting its doors after a little more than a year of being open due to rampant theft and drug use.
Residents have also accused the city of failing to live up to basic expectations by allowing the homeless population to run the streets.
Lillian Siou, owner of a Bayview area business, described cleaning off the side of her building after a local homeless person used it as a bathroom.
“There would be garbage strewn all over. It was just a dumping ground,” she said.
Another local business owner said his father filed a police report after a homeless man threatened physical violence against him, but received no response.
San Francisco has more than 7,700 homeless residents and spends $160 million annually on housing and food programs, despite residents complaining and filing police reports on a consistent basis for open air drug use, care break ins, theft, public defecation, threats of physical violence and harassment.