Dave Chappelle Gets Support From Netflix CEO Amid ‘The Closer’ Backlash: Stand-Up Comedy Committees To Push Boundaries
While calling for justice organizations and LGBT groups Dave Chappelle’s Netflix’s latest standup to be obtained because of its anti-transgender rhetoric, the CEO of Netflix stands up to the comedian.
Dave Chappelle previously wounded for his comments in Netflix’s The Closer in many groups, including The National Black Justice Coalition, that urged Netflix to remove the special from its platform. It was stated in a statement,
“2021 which is on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States – most of them Black transgender people – needs to be known more on Netflix. The ongoing transphobia perpetuates violence. Netflix should immediately remove ‘The Closer’ from its platform and directly apologize to the transgender community. “
Jaclyn Moore, the showrunner for the hit show on Netflix Dear White People who identifies as a trans woman, too threatened to boycott. He wrote on social media:
“I love most of the people I work with at Netflix. The brilliant people and executives who work together and fight for important art… .But I was pushed against walls because,” I’m not a ‘real’ girl. “I’ve been stoned by beer bottles. That’s it, @netflix, I’m done.”
“Tap a microphone. After the Chappelle special, I couldn’t do it anymore. I won’t be working for @netflix either if they continue to launch and see from the danger of transphobic content. ”
However, the c0-CEO of Netflix is supportive Dave Chappelle.
Ted Sarandos reportedly wrote a memo to employees on Friday (October 8), which began:
“I wanted to follow-up on” The Closer “-Dave Chappelle’s latest special-because so many of you have come to follow QBR asking what your teams have to say. It’s not good felt when people are hurt, especially our colleagues, so I want to give you more context.You should also be aware that some talent may involve third parties in asking us to remove show in the coming days, which we will not do. ”
“Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians right now, and we’ve had a long-term relationship with her. Her last special” Sticks & Stones, “also controversial, is what we’re looking at. Like the rest of us talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom – even if it means that there is always a Netflix content that some people believe is harmful, like “Cuties,” “365 Days,” “13 Reason Why ”or“ My Unorthodox Life. ””
He further explained,
“Many of you are also asking where the line of hatred is drawn. We don’t allow Netflix titles to be designed to incite hatred or violence, and we don’t believe The Closer crosses the line. I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and damage is difficult, especially the stand -up comedy that has to push boundaries. Some people see the art of standing as a challenge but our members enjoy it, and it is an important part of our offering to the interior. “
He goes on,
“In terms of our commitment to be together, we work hard to ensure that more people can see their lives visible on screen and that unrepresented communities are not meant to singe. [sic] story That’s why we’re proud of titles like “Sex Education,” “Royal Children,” “Control Z” and “Baptism.” On the outside, especially in stand -up comedy, freedom of art is obviously a very different standard of speech than we allow on the inside to have different purposes: entertaining people versus maintaining a respectful, productive workplace.
“Today’s talk on Entertain the World is timely. These are difficult and uncomfortable issues. We all bring different values and perspectives so thank you for joining the conversation because it’s important that we are clear on our principals in action. ”
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