Anthony Anderson is backing Dave Chappelle‘s decision to turn down an honor from his high school alma mater, which was all set to name a building after him.
We got AA at LAX Tuesday, and he thinks Dave’s spot on by turning thumbs down on plastering the building — the Duke Ellington School of the Arts — with his moniker. After some controversy, the school was ready to put Dave’s name right in the front, but Monday night he opted for a different name … the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression.
Anthony believes Dave’s a pioneer in the world of free speech, especially for comedians. Anthony acknowledges … everyone’s got their own opinion and some disagree with what Dave says, and that’s ok.
While addressing the crowd Monday, Dave referenced the backlash from students over his special ‘The Closer’ … and said it really hurt him.
As for Anthony, our photog wanted to know what he would name a building if he got a similar honor. Watch the clip … it’s amusing.