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Netflix Employees Told Execs Chappelle’s Special Was Transphobic Before Release
TOLD YA SO
Read it at Bloomberg
Netflix employees raised concerns about the contents of Dave Chappelle’s latest stand-up special, “The Closer,” before its release, Bloomberg reports. In the show, Chappelle jokes about gender-neutral pronouns and transgender people’s genitals, but Netflix’s global head of TV Bela Bajaria and CEO Ted Sarandos said the special should run as-is. The show has caused internal uproar unheard of at Netflix. Employees are now planning a walkout for late October. The company suspended three employees, including a transgender engineer, over their criticism of the show and for attending a meeting the company said they should not have. The employees were later reinstated.