In the Dave Chappelle dispute, Netflix employees went on strike today

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Employees protested the streaming media giant’s handling of the controversy surrounding Dave Chapel’s recent comedy special “The Closer.”

Chappelle’s comments on transgender people in the special program were widely criticized by many employees and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups as being transphobic.

The comedian made a joke during the historic year of anti-transgender legislation, which was introduced in at least 33 states and has a record number of transgender people (most of whom are transgender women of color) Less than a year after being killed.

Netflix employees and organizers who call themselves Team Trans* have arranged a gathering near the company’s Los Angeles office. They plan to get together and submit a “question list” to co-chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

“We should not appear every quarter/year to resist harmful content that negatively affects disadvantaged communities,” Organizer Ashley Marie Preston Wrote in a social media post. “On the contrary, our goal is to use this moment to change the social ecology of ethical entertainment that the Netflix leadership believes.”
According to The Verge, employees who participated in the strike wanted more transgender and non-binary talents to take up executive positions at Netflix, and hope that the company would set up a fund to support transgender and non-binary talents.
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos did not speak on the demonstration, but did tell Variety in an interview published on Tuesday about how he would deal with the special program. When criticized, he “messed up.”
The aftermath of Netflix co-CEO Dave Chappelle: I messed up

“I messed up internal communication,” Sarandos told the publication. “I did this, and I messed up in two ways. First, I should lead with more humanity. This means that I have a group of employees who will definitely feel pain and hurt by the decisions we make . And I think you need to acknowledge this before you get into the details of anything. I didn’t do it. It’s unusual for me, and it’s progressing fast, we’re trying to answer some very specific questions. Floating. . We have dropped something more general and factual, but it is not accurate at all.”

After Chapelle’s special show debuted on Netflix on October 5th, Sarandos acknowledged Chappelle’s provocative language in an email sent to employees obtained by Variety, but made a contribution to the platform’s commitment to artistic freedom. He defended and stated that the special program did not cross the border to incite violence.

“We firmly believe that the content on the screen will not translate into harm in the real world,” Sarandos wrote.

The head of Netflix reiterated his support for the Dave Chappelle special show in an email to employees

CNN has not independently verified emails from Sarandos. In an interview with CNN last week, a Netflix spokesperson said: “We encourage employees to object openly, and we support their right to do so.”

LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD expressed concern about Chappelle’s comment “The Closer” and overturned Sarandos’s position in the notes to employees.

“GLAAD was established 36 years ago because media representatives have an impact on LGBTQ people. Real media reports on LGBTQ life are believed to be the direct cause of increasing public support for issues such as marriage equality,” GLAAD told CNN last week. Said in a statement. “But for decades, movies and TV have also been flooded with stereotypes and misinformation about us, causing harm to the real world, especially for transgender and LGBTQ people of color. Ironically, the documentary on Netflix The “Disclosure” clearly shows this.”

Comedian Hannah Gazbi also criticized Sarandos’s response, and Sarandos cited her own Netflix special.

“Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a short note to let you know if you don’t drag my name into your mess, I would rather,” she Tweet“Now, every time Dave gets $20 million to deal with some of his depressed textual opinions, I have to deal with the more hatred and anger that Dave Chapel’s fans like to release to me.”
Three Netflix employees caused controversy after attending executive-level meetings without permission. They were subsequently restored. Last week, an employee was fired for sharing “confidential, commercially sensitive information” about the special program with Bloomberg.

A Netflix spokesperson said: “We understand that this employee may have been motivated by being disappointed and hurt by Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is at the core of our company.”

Scottie Andrew and Lisa France of CNN contributed to this story.




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