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Netflix employees plan a walkout today as Dave Chappelle controversy continues to escalate

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20.10.2021

The controversy over Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special is queued up to reach an all-new high today. A group of Netflix trans employees and their allies have planned a walkout this morning at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters to protest Chappelle’s The Closer. Described as a chance for Chappelle to “get a few things off his chest,” it features him complaining at great length about how he believes the LGBTQ community gets offended too easily. Critics responded by calling Chappelle’s jokes harmful, and since then the show’s continued spiraling into a larger headache for Netflix.

Netflix co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos have spent most of this time defending their decision to air the Chappelle special, notably in a companywide memo stating that........

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