Netflix stars back staff walkout following Dave Chappelle controversy

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A member of staff was fired this week for leaking information about the comedian’s controversial new special “The Closer.”

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Several high-profile stars from Netflix projects have backed a planned staff walkout after controversy stemmed from Dave Chappelle’s new special, near.

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Chappelle and Netflix were criticized by the LGBTQ community over a number of jokes featured in their new special, where they dubbed themselves “Team TERF” while discussing the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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

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.

Dave Chappelle’s special ‘The Closer’ credits: Netflix

now notified by sky News He queer eye Star Jonathan Van Ness and actor Jameela Jamil are among several stars due to support Tomorrow’s Walkout, appearing in a video addressed to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, supporting trans employees at the company and more trans on streaming. – Requires inseparable material. Service.

Others reportedly set to feature in the video RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Eureka O’Hara and to erectof Angelica Ross, while there will also be a walkout at Netflix’s Hollywood headquarters, hosted by Ashley Marie Preston.

Preston wrote on Instagram: “We shouldn’t be showing quarterly/annually a backlash against harmful content negatively impacting vulnerable communities. Instead, we want to use this moment to change the social ecology, What Netflix leadership considers ethical entertainment, while establishing policies and guidelines that protect employees and consumers.

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 hate or violence, and we do not believe near crosses that line.”

in a statement issued to Granthshala After the firing, a Netflix spokesperson said: “We have let an employee go outside the company for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information. We understand this employee may be motivated by frustration and hurt from Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is important to our company.”

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