Elliot Page backs Netflix employees walkout over Dave Chappelle

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The actor took to Instagram to express his support

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Elliot Page is the latest celebrity to voice support for Netflix employees who are currently protesting Dave Chappelle’s stand-up special near.

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The comedian dubbed himself “TERF” on his set after addressing the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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“They canceled JK Rowling – My God,” Chappelle said on the show. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community went crazy as bullshit, they started calling her TERF.”

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Chappell continued: “I’m the TERF team. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact.”

The comments have sparked backlash, especially among the LGBTQ community.

In the wake of the special’s release and subsequent controversy, Netflix fired an employee for leaking information about the special.

Dave Chappelle in ‘The Closer’ Credits: Netflix

as reported by ledge, the employee, who was not named for fear of online harassment, was reportedly a leader of a trans employee resource group that was organizing a walkout on October 20 to protest Netflix’s handling of the Chappelle special.

Several Netflix stars have voiced their support for the walkout, including queer eye Star Jonathan Van Ness and actor Jameela Jamil.

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Now Page – Who Stars in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy – have joined those opposing the special.

“I stand with the trans, nonbinary and BIPOC employees at Netflix fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace,” he wrote on Instagram.

Last week (October 11), Netflix boss Sarandos defended Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special in a memo addressed to staff members.

Part of the memo addresses rumors that some Netflix employees spoke out internally against Chappelle’s remarks about the trans community, writing: “Many of you have also asked where we line up on hate. We do not allow Netflix titles that are designed to incite hatred or violence, and we do not believe near crosses that line.”

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