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Several celebrities, many of whom work with Netflix, shared messages of support and solidarity with several employees protesting the walk-out on Wednesday.

Stars like Jonathan Van Ness, Sarah Ramirez, Our Lady J, Kate Bornstein, Angelica Ross, Colton Haynes, Jameela Jamil and others sent out short video messages showing their support to LGBTQ+ employees, in light of the company’s response.controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s standup special “The Closer” stands for the company and is calling for better, more respectable representation.


Protest organizer, journalist and activist Ashley Marie Preston opens video With a message to the employees and a thank you to the stars who showed their support.

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“It’s not an easy moment, but it is an important and necessary moment,” she says again, before calling for a “safe and dignified future for myself and our loved ones.”

With this, the stars of popular Netflix launch in their respective videos highlighting the bravery of employees fighting for better representation.

“I’m sending you so much love and solidarity and just so much gratitude for the work you keep doing,” Van Ness, star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, said. “The work people see, the work people don’t see to create a world that is more equitable and fair and ultimately leads to LGBTQ emancipation.”

He adds: “I know it’s not easy and I know it’s scary and I have so much respect and so much love for you for standing up for the LGBTQ+ community’s right to be respected and protected and respected. And thank you.”

Later in the video, Haynes thanked the employees for fighting for a space where stories from LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities could be told.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” he says. “Not just for the work you’re doing today but for the constant f—ing marathon that you just have to run to make sure there’s a safe workspace and that’s safe content and safe speech.”

Mason Alexander Park, who will appear in Netflix’s upcoming projects “The Sandman” and “Cowboy Bebop,” was among the only stars to directly address the backlash released by Netflix, which believes Chappell’s special is transphobic.

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“It is obviously very disappointing that the stance that has been taken,” he said. “I know it’s not a representation of everyone who works at Netflix, but it is a representation of leadership, at least, and that won’t change until we see non-binary and trans people like us know about ourselves.” I don’t give much power and status to tell stories.”

Starr’s comments come hours after Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said he “spoiled” with his initial reaction to the controversy.

In an email to Netflix employees after the special debuted earlier this month, Sarandos defended “The Closer” by citing its popularity on the platform and the company’s commitment to creative freedom. He also said that the company believes that “content on screen does not directly harm the real world.”

However, in an interview with Diversity Before the protest on Tuesday, he retracted those statements.

Other stars speaking outside the video include Elliot Page, who stars in Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” tweeted That he stands with trans, nonbinary and people of color working at Netflix who are “fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace.”

Dan Levy, the creator, writer, actor and director of “Shit’s Creek,” also posted a message of solidarity on Twitter. He signed a multi-year overall film and TV deal with Netflix in September 2021.

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Levy wrote: “I stand with every employee at Netflix to ensure a safe and supportive work environment. I have seen firsthand how important television can be to influencing cultural conversations. The impact is real and works both ways. does: positively and negatively. Transphobia is unacceptable and harmful. This is not a debate.”