Netflix has fired a leader of the company’s trans employee resources group who helped organize a walkout on October 20. The edge Friday reports. The company has been embroiled in a controversy surrounding comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special The closest, in which he jokes about transgender people and the LGBTQ community. The resource group thus “encouraged trans employees and their allies to quit their jobs in protest,” explains The edge.
The employee, who is black and also pregnant, was fired for allegedly disclosing to Bloomberg News internal metrics linked to the Chappelle special, by The Wall Street Journal. âWe understand that the employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt by Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is at the heart of our business,â said a spokesperson for Netflix.
Also on Friday, comedian Hannah Gadsby tore up co-CEO Ted Sarandos for including her in her continuous defense de Chappelle – Sarandos reportedly cited Gadsby’s successful Netflix promotions as proof that the company values ââinclusiveness and ensures that “marginalized communities are not defined by one story,” according to The New York Times.
âHey Ted Sarandos! said Gadsby in a Instagram Publish. “Just a quick note to let you know that I would rather you didn’t slip my name out of your way. Now I have to deal with even more hate and anger that Dave Chappelle fans love to unleash against me every time. that Dave gets $ 20 million to process his emotionally stunted partial worldview. ” She went on to call the company a “cult of amoral algorithms.” Read more on The edge.