By Express News Service
Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO of Netflix Inc defended the corporate’s name to stream a controversial Dave Chappelle comedy particular that includes trans jokes as “artistic freedom.” “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,” he wrote in a memo final week obtained by Variety Monday.
“Particularly in stand-up comedy, artistic freedom is obviously a very different standard of speech than we allow internally as the goals are different: entertaining people versus maintaining a respectful, productive workplace.”
Netflix on Monday additionally suspended three of their workers who crashed an govt assembly, together with Terra Field, a transgender employee who spoke out towards the Chappelle particular, in accordance with a supply.
“What we object to is the harm that content like this does to the trans community (especially trans people of color) and very specifically Black trans women,” Terra Field wrote in a collection of viral tweets final week.
A Netflix spokesperson on opposite advised Bloomberg News that not one of the workers was suspended for his or her tweets and that the corporate encourages open disagreement. Field didn’t reply to a request for remark.