Netflix Employees are Stage Walkout amid Dave Chappelle Controversy

Netflix’s controversial Dave Chappelle show caused hundreds of employees to walk out in protest of the streaming service’s controversial Dave Chappelle show.

The workers, formed by “Team Trans,” feel the program is transphobic and want Netflix to delete it and pledge to produce more “intersectional” material.

According to organizers, protesters poured out of the company’s Sunset Boulevard headquarters on Wednesday to “underscore the need of responsible content offerings that emphasize the safety and dignity of all disadvantaged populations.”

Netflix’s “Most” Squad, a social team committed to the company’s LGBTQ+ programming, was among those who walked out.

The demonstration follows a period of significant turmoil at Netflix, with some employees and stars coming out against the company and other employees alleging they were fired for criticizing Chappelle’s special on social media.

The corporation stated that no workers were fired or penalized as a result of their statements and that all employees are free to express their own ideas.

Chappelle’s special “The Closer” debuted on October 5 and had numerous jokes about transgender people.

The special outraged LGBTQ+ community was outraged, accusing it of targeting transgender individuals and perhaps instigating violence against the group.

Netflix insisted that Chappelle’s remarks did not exceed “the boundary on hatred” and that they would stay available on the streaming site.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos admitted on Monday that he mishandled the situation by failing to communicate properly with his workers and opponents.


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