Netflix suspends trans employee who criticized Chappelle special, crashed business meeting

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Netflix suspended three employees, including a transgender staffer who spoke out against comedian Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix special, for reportedly crashing a business meeting they were not permitted to attend.

Netflix suspended the three employees and has launched an investigation into them for allegedly attending a quarterly business review meeting that invited only directors and vice presidents, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Senior software engineer Tara Field, who is transgender, is among the three who were suspended. She had also spoken out about Chappelle's "The Closer" special, which addressed the trans community after the comedian faced years of backlash and claims that he is "transphobic."

"I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness - all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You're going to hear a lot of talk about ‘offense’. We are not offended," Field said in one tweet on the special last week, which is pinned on her Twitter account.

"What we object to is the harm that content like this does to the trans community (especiall... (Read more)

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