A hundred people, including several Netflix employees, were demonstrated on Wednesday against the headquarters of the television platform by the Issuance of The Closer, a Dave Chappelle comedian program whose comments on transgender people have caused great controversy.
The demonstration, convened by some Netflix workers in its Hollywood offices, arrived a week after the company suspended three employees who interrupted a directive meeting in a sign of protest and dismissed another that filtered confidential information regarding the controversial program.
The Closer, a special that follows the "stand up comedy" format produced by Dave Chappelle, premiered at Netflix at the beginning of October and has been received with a strong opposition by some platform employees.
In it, Chappelle affirms that the community of people has the "very fine" skin and supports the messages in which the writer j.k. Rowling defended her posture "terf", a term coined to group the feminist movement that excludes transsexual people.
Likewise, the comedian criticizes the so-called "culture of cancellation".
They also claim the opening of a unit that promotes the signing of trans people in both the front and behind the cameras.
The controversy has forced Ted Sarandos, founder of Netflix, to defend the documentary.
"As with other talents, we work hard to support your creative freedom, although this means that there will always be content in Netflix that some people believe is harmful," he explained in an internal statement disseminated by Variety.
"We do not allow titles that incite hatred and violence and do not believe that The Closer crosses that line," he justified in his message, from which he repented in another interview with the same medium in saying that "humanity" was missing in his words .
In a new corporate statement, Netflix has supported the demonstration: "We value our colleagues and trans allies, and we understand the deep harm that has been caused. We respect the decision of any employee who decides to protest and we recognize that we have much more work to do so much Inside Netflix as in our content ".Updated Date: 21 October 2021, 02:48