Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Dave Chappelle's Special as Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Doubles Down in Support
On Tuesday, The Root reported that a trans employee and a handful of others who were suspended after trying to attend a director-level meeting that they weren’t invited to. The trans employee in particular, Terra Field, had previously spoken out against Netflix’s decision to house Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, The Closer, which included jokes and language that “attack the trans community and the very validity of transness.”
Fields has been reinstated; now, according to OkayPlayer, several other trans employees and allies are staging a walkout, Oct. 20 in response to the special and how their employer has handled the backlash.
A Slack message posted by an employee, and obtained by the L.A. Times, reads:
“I encourage all [members of] Trans* and allies not to work for Netflix that day… …
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