Netflix sticks to creative freedom as trans employees walk out over Dave Chappelle special

People attend a rally in support of the Netflix transgender employee walkout to protest Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, in Los Angeles, California, October 20, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni.

Netflix employees walked off the job today at the company’s Hollywood offices. It was led by trans employees and allies who were upset about the organization’s defense of Dave Chapelle’s comedy special, “The Closer,” which included jokes described as hateful towards LGBTQ people. 

“They may not love this special, but they want to stand up for the principle of creative freedom. And ultimately, that is what Netflix is doing here because they are in the business of creative people,” says Matt Belloni, founding partner of Puck News. 

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