Netflix Employees Stage Walkout In Hollywood Over Dave Chappelle Special

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From LOSANGELES.CBSLOCAL.COM

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Dozens of Netflix employees and their supporters staged a walkout Wednesday in Hollywood to protest the transphobic comments made by Dave Chappelle in his latest comedy special released earlier this month by the streaming giant.

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The walkout and protest took place at around 10:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Vine Street, a few blocks from the Netflix building at Sunset Bronson Studios off Sunset Boulevard.

“We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused,” a Netflix spokesperson wrote in a statement provided to CBSLA. “We respect the decision of any employee who chooses to walk out, and recognize we have much more work to do both within Netflix and in our content.”

Organizers of the walkout said they plan to present Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos with a series of employee demands. They are also expected to demand to that the streaming service agree to release more content reflective of the LGBTQ community.

Chappelle’s special, “The Closer” released Oct. 5, 2021, has lead to major internal turmoil at Netflix, with many blasting the streaming service’s decision to carry it.

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