Dave Chappelle is still winning. The comedian has been criticized for his support of Donald Trump and his alleged use of the N-word, but he’s got a lot more fans than haters. And Netflix employees are planning to walk out in protest as CEO Reed Hastings doubles down on support.
Dave Chappelle Keeps WINNING; Netflix Employees Plan Walkout as CEO Doubles Down on Support is a topic about Dave Chappelle’s recent success. The Netflix CEO has doubled down on his support for the comedian, which has led to a walkout from employees.
Netflix Employees Plan Walkout as CEO Doubles Down on Support; Dave Chappelle Keeps Winning
The Closer, a comedy by Dave Chappelle, has struck a cultural nerve, and for once, the good people seem to be prevailing.
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said clearly in an internal email addressed to all Netflix workers that “content does not immediately translate to real-world damage.” This follows Chappelle’s Friday speech to Netflix’s senior executives, in which he addressed the imminent “walkout protest” that trans workers have threatened to do due of Chappelle’s fundamental knowledge of sex. If you’ve seen any of these individuals, you know that a “walkout” would be the absolute last thing on their minds. Take, for example, Terra Field, who was just suspended for slandering Chappelle. You hate seeing it. You wouldn’t want to see it, I mean her.
“We realize that our choice to publish Dave Chappelle’s newest special on Netflix has left a lot of you upset, disappointed, and wounded,” Sarandos said in the email, as if he were speaking to children. “With The Closer, we realize that the issue isn’t about material that may offend certain people, but rather titles that might do real-world damage” (such as further marginalizing already marginalized groups, hate, violence etc.) Similar worries about 365 Days and violence against women were raised last year. While some workers disagree, we believe that material on screen does not always equate to real-world damage,” stated the parent who never had these brats.
The email has been acquired by Variety (you can read the rest of the banter required to talk these delicate youngsters down the brink at your leisure) and published for all to mock/see.
Given that Chappelle has a trans buddy, it’s amusing that these activists are so anti-Chappelle. Is that justification still valid? Before his death in 2019, Daphne Dorman, a trans woman and fellow comedian (albeit not of the same caliber), made friends with Chappelle (something all too common with trans people). Dorman was mentioned in Dave Chappelle’s 2019 Netflix special Sticks & Stones, and Dorman’s family has been supportive of Dave in the past, especially since the release of The Closer. But that’s beside the point; it’s been almost two years, and things have changed.
Employees were said to have expressed reservations about the program before it aired earlier today, and a threatened walkout will take place next week, according to Deadline.
Bloomberg claims that Netflix employees complained about jokes they didn’t like, similar to how Penguin Random House employees cried when the brilliant Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life was set to be published in March 2021. The business persisted because money speaks and crap walks; stinks to suck.
The walkout is scheduled on October 20th for a “day of rest,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. “I strongly advise all Trans* and supporters not to work for Netflix on that day….” Our leadership has shown that they do not respect the principles that we cherish, as we’ve discussed through Slack, email, messages, and everything in between,” stated some apparently blue-haired landwhale. Next week, we’ll see whether they can go through the door. Until then, The Closer is capturing viewers at a breakneck pace, particularly on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critic score is at 43 percent (7 reviews) and the audience score is at 96 percent (almost 2,500 reviews).
Another victory for the good people.
Dave Chappelle keeps winning in the comedy world, and Netflix employees plan a walkout in protest of CEO Ted Sarandos’ support of accused sexual abuser Louis C.K. Reference: ted sarandos first wife.
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