Netflix was set to air a Dave Chappelle comedy special on November 22nd, before employees walked off the job demanding that Netflix cancel it. This is part of an ongoing debate over what constitutes as appropriate content for Netflix and its binging culture
Netflix employees staged a walkout in Hollywood over the Dave Chappelle special. The show was not released on Netflix but instead aired on TV. The company is planning to release it on Netflix soon.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Hundreds of Netflix workers and allies staged a walkout in Hollywood on Wednesday to protest Dave Chappelle’s transphobic remarks in his newest comedy special, which was published earlier this month by the streaming giant.
On Oct. 20, 2021, supporters of the Netflix transgender employee strike gather in Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Getty Images) )
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Around 10:30 a.m., a walkout and protest took place in the 1300 block of Vine Street, only a few streets from the Netflix office at Sunset Bronson Studios off Sunset Boulevard.
In a statement issued to CBSLA, a Netflix spokeswoman said, “We love our trans coworkers and allies, and recognize the significant harm that’s been inflicted.” “We appreciate any employee who decides to leave, and we acknowledge that we still have a lot of work to do both inside Netflix and in our programming.”
The walkout’s organizers have said that they want to confront Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos with a list of employee requests. They are also anticipated to demand that the streaming service provide more material that is representative of the LGBTQ community.
Chappelle’s special, “The Closer,” which will be broadcast on Netflix on Oct. 5, 2021, has caused tremendous internal strife at Netflix, with many criticizing the streaming site for carrying it.
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The date is October 20, 2021. (CBSLA)
Sarandos defended the choice in a series of internal documents, and his support of the initiative drew greater criticism from certain workers.
“We have to amuse the globe when we think about this problem,” Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter. “Part of the issue is that you have audiences with a wide range of tastes, sensitivities, and views. You can’t satisfy everyone, or else the material would be uninteresting. And we do warn our staff up front that we’re aiming to amuse our members, and that some of the stuff on Netflix isn’t for everyone, so this type of devotion to creative expression and freedom of speech may sometimes clash with people’s feelings of safety and protection. That is something I believe we deal with all the time when these two values collide.
“However, I believe that putting the special on Netflix is consistent with our comedy offering, with Dave Chappelle’s comedy brand, and this is…one of those moments when there’s something on Netflix that you’re not going to enjoy.”
A big crowd has assembled in the #Netflix courtyard on Vine St to protest the streaming giant’s release of a #DaveChappelle special with transphobic jokes. They want Netflix to make changes, including as investing in trans talent and creators. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/PxvYPXwBIL
October 20, 2021 — John Schreiber (@johnschreiber)
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