A new stand-up comedy special featuring Dave Chappell has been wildly popular among the public. However, the “mainstream” media and the far-left professional activist community have been expressing outrage. They are denouncing the special as “transphobic.”
During a special two-day exclusive meeting with senior employees, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos addressed the issue.
“Chapelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long-standing deal with him. His last special “Sticks & Stones,” also controversial, is our most watched, stickiest and most award winning stand-up special to date. As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom — even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful.
Several of you have also asked where we draw the line on hate. We don’t allow titles on Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe The Closer crosses that line. I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries. Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean spirited but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering.”
During the meeting, three transsexual Netflix employees, led by software engineer Terra Field, stormed into the meeting and disrupted it. Field is also organizing a mass walkout of Netflix employees on October 20th to protest Dave Chappell.
Netflix immediately suspended the three employees on Monday night. Then they re-instated them the very next day.
Terra Field announced on Twitter that the Netflix executives had backed down and re-instated her. She also announced that she was going to take some days off work anyway. She probably feels like she can do anything she wants, and Netflix is too afraid to punish her. Her planned employee walkout on October 20th is still on.