Transgender Netflix workers plan walkout over Dave Chappelle controversy

Posted 4 days ago

From NYPOST.COM

The business issues caused by a controversial Dave Chappelle comedy special are apparently anything but funny.

Transgender Netflix employees are planning an Oct. 20 walkout from the streaming service in response to a bevy of ongoing issues that all connect back to 48-year-old Chapelle’s “The Closer,” according to the Verge.

The most prominent of the problems was the suspension of a trans senior software engineer, Terra Field, who slammed Chappelle for his humor about trans people in a viral Twitter thread.

A source told The Post that Field was suspended not for the tweets but instead for intruding, along with two others, into an executives-only meeting.

Field has since been reinstated “after finding there was no ill-intent” in her attendance, she posted.

“I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I’m at. At the very least, I feel vindicated,” Field tweeted.

Despite that, Netflix’s trans employee resource group is still moving forward with a planned walkout next week, according to the Verge, which obtained their internal memo.

“Trans Lives Matter. Trans Rights Matter. And as an organization, Netflix has continually failed to show deep care in our mission to Entertain the World by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts Trans content. We can and must do better!” a leader ... (Read more)



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