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Netflix employee group plans strike in tension over Dave Chappelle Special

Dave Chappelle’s stand-up special, which some employees said offended the transgender community, Netflix Inc over the latest clash between the radical candid culture of streaming giants and the acceptance of creative freedom. There is growing tension within.

Netflix’s Transgender Employees Group is encouraging staff to strike next Wednesday to protest co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Salandus’ recent advocacy of Chapel’s specials. increase.The strike plan was previously reported by Verge and confirmed by Netflix.
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In “Closer,” which was released last week and is currently one of the hottest shows in the United States, Chapel said “gender is a fact” and identified it as an acronym for “TERF.” .. “Trans-exclusive radical feminists.” Chapel said he wasn’t a favorite of the transgender community, “someone told me,’They’re after you, Dave.'”

The day after the release of the special, transgender Netflix software engineer Terra Field criticized on Twitter that Chapel attacked “transcommunity, and the legitimacy of transness.” The tweet became viral, leading to a backlash over specials among the streaming giants. A group, including LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD, opposed the show, and the National Black Justice Coalition asked Netflix to remove the special from the platform.

On Monday, Salands defended the special and issued a company-wide email saying the service would not reduce it. Salandos said the company is working hard to support creative freedom, which means that “Netflix always has content that we believe is harmful.” He also said he didn’t think anything special would incite hatred or violence. Chapel has a long-standing relationship with Netflix and has created several specials for streaming services. The “Closer” end credit has a photo of Chapel and Salands laughing together.

An enhanced version of this report is posted on WSJ.com.

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Netflix employee group plans strike in tension over Dave Chappelle Special

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