#Roommates, if you thought the controversy over Dave Chapel’s latest special program on Netflix, “The Closer,” is over, you’ll be wrong – and this new development shows that things are about to get even more complicated. According to new reports, transsexual employees at Netflix plan to retire next week in protest of Netflix’s support for Dave Chapelle and its refusal to download the special from the streaming service.
In response to the fact that Netflix stands firmly behind Dave Chapelle, despite the reaction it received because of its special comedy “The Closer”, selected employees of the company will take a position. @HollywoodReporter reports that all transgender employees of Netflix (and those who are allies of the LGBTQ + community) plan to organize a walk on October 20 to protest that “The Closer” is still available for streaming. The move also follows Netflix to recover the three employees it removed earlier this week due to the collapse of a company meeting for senior employees.
Trans-staff members reportedly circulated a note detailing their protest plans. “Trans life matters. Trans rights matter. And as an organization, Netflix is constantly failing to show deep concern in our mission to entertain the world by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and is constantly failing to create content that represents and enhances Trans content. We can and must do better! “, Said in a statement.
As previously reported, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a note to all current Netflix employees about the controversy with Dave Chapelle and not only made it clear that the special “The Closer” will remain, three Netflix employees (including a trans employee) Terra Field, who publicly criticized Chapelle) was also removed from the judiciary for trying to ruin a meeting of the company intended only for senior employees.
Sarandos’ note reads in part:
“I wanted to follow The Closer – Dave Chappelle’s latest special program – as several of you turned up after QBR and asked what to tell your teams. It never feels good when people hurt, especially our colleagues, so I wanted to give you extra context. You should also be aware that some talents may join third parties by asking us to remove the show in the coming days, which we will not do.
Dave Chapelle also responded earlier, saying, “If this is the thing that has been canceled, I love it.”
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