Los Angeles-According to a Netflix executive Dave ChapelThe special show “The Closer” did not cross the “hate boundary”. Although comedians have had an impact on the transgender community’s speech, they will continue to remain on the streaming service.
In an internal memo, co-CEO Ted Sarandos told executives that “some talents” might join a third party to call for the cancellation of the show, adding, “We will not do this.”
Netflix declined to comment on the memo reported by Variety Show on Monday.
But the company responded to news reports. It has suspended three employees, one of whom is Terra Field, who has criticized ChapelVery special in the tweet. Field claims to be a senior software engineer and transgender at Netflix on Twitter.
“It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee’s tweets about the show. We encourage employees to object openly, and we support their right to do so,” Netflix said in a statement.
According to people familiar with the matter, the three employees attended the quarterly meetings of the company’s directors and vice presidents without authorization. The person who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly said that a worker was suspended due to the investigation.
It is not known if any action is taken or may be taken against the other two workers.
Field did not immediately respond to a request for comment.exist she Post, she Say Chapel Was criticized not because his Comments are offensive, but they do harm to the transgender community, especially black women.
Fields include lists of transgender and non-binary men and women of color she Said that he had been killed, and added in each case that the victim was “not offended”.
Represented as Chapel Did not respond to a request for comment.
In a statement on Monday, the media watchdog group GLAAD stated that “anti-LGBTQ content” violated Netflix’s policy of refusing to incite hatred or violent programming. GLAAD calls on Netflix executives to “listen to the opinions of LGBTQ employees, industry leaders, and viewers, and commit to meeting their own standards.”
when ChapelIn a special program released last week, the organization stated that the comedian’s “brand has become synonymous with mocking transgender people and other marginalized communities.”
Jaclyn Moore, the writer and producer of the Netflix show “Dear White”, tweeted that she worked with executives who “fought for important art” and others, and told the story of “my transition to @netflix “. “
But she faces hatred and attacks because “I am not a’real woman’,” Moore said.
“As long as they continue to post blatant and dangerous transgender content and profit from it, I will not work with them,” she said on Twitter.
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