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​​1,000 Netflix Employees Are Reportedly Planning Walkout to Protest New Chappelle Special

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019 file photo, Dave Chappelle is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Miami Twp. Fire Station in Yellow Springs will be sold to the 47-year-old actor’s company and turned into a club that will seat 140 people. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

​​1,000 Netflix Employees Are Reportedly Planning Walkout to Protest New Chappelle Special A thousand Netflix employess who identify as transgender along with their allies are planning a walkout in protest to the Dave Chappelle comedy special, “The Closer.” Allegedly a memo has circulated around the trans population at Netflix that calls for a walk out to happen on October 20th.  The memo read: “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!” Netflix has addressed the concern of trans employees and released a memo about the special and calls for it’s cancellation. “Several of you have reached out following QBR asking what to say to your teams. It never feels good when people are hurting, especially our colleagues, so I wanted to give you some additional context. You should also be aware that some talent may join third parties in asking us to remove the show in the coming days, which we are not going to do.“ Are you a part of the trans community? How do you feel about Dave Chappelle’s special? What is being done in the trans community to combat bullying or each other?



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