Chappelle Show Creator Gives Grieving MCA Fans A Treat, Viacom Gives Them The Finger
from the how-nice-of-them dept
In Viacom’s continuing efforts to make itself look pretty clueless and unsympathetic, it has decided to issue a takedown over a previously unseen clip of the Beastie Boys performing on The Chappelle Show, which was uploaded to YouTube by Chappelle Show co-creator, Neal Brennan. The episode it was filmed for never aired as it was supposed to be in Season 3 of the show, which famously (and tragically) never happened because Dave Chappelle decided to walk away from the show.
Either way, it’s actions like these that make people distrust and dislike big companies like Viacom even more. Here was an easy way to do something good. Viacom could have (and probably should have) celebrated this tribute, even to the point of directly calling attention to Brenna’s YouTube upload. Instead, it went legal, and comes out looking like an unsympathetic bully.