Netflix is so far refusing to cave to the woke Alphabet mafia over Dave Chappelle, with a top company executive reportedly sending an internal memo defending the comedian against accusations of transphobia.
Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in the memo that the company would not remove Chappelle’s latest comedy special The Closer, despite pressure from some Netflix employees and LGBTQ+ activist groups.
“Several of you have also asked where we draw the line on hate. We don’t allow titles on Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe The Closer crosses that line,” he wrote, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries. Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean-spirited but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering.”
Netflix has reportedly suspended three employees, including a transgender staffer, who publicly spoke out against the show, according to the Reporter. But the company has denied this.
“It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employees for tweeting about this show,” a spokesperson said in a statement to multiple outlets. “Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so.”
The Closer has generated criticism over Chappelle’s jokes about members from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as his assertion that “gender is a fact.” “I’m team TERF,” the comedian said in the show, declaring his alliance with “trans-exclusionary radical feminists.”
Dave Chappelle 🤩
“Gender is a fact,
this is a fact,
every human being in this room,
every human being on earth,
had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth,
𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐢𝐬, 𝐚, 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭”
— L’Ami Ricain (@FrenchRicain) October 9, 2021
This is an excerpt from Breitbart.