A group of Netflix transgender staff plans to strike next week in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special comedy “The Closer”.
Netflix lifted the suspension of three employees, including a transgender man-to-woman, who protested Chappelle’s special comedy on social media.
Netflix software engineer Terra Field, a MtF transgender, was reinstated along with two other employees.
Prior to the suspension, Field wrote a long Twitter thread on Oct. 9, complained about the Chappelle special on Netflix.
It’s the price of speaking out against transphobia online as a trans woman, and I’m an even more privileged to have supportive friends, family, and colleagues.
Imagine facing it alone-and it’s not nearly the worst of them, the worst is removed before we see them. pic.twitter.com/rOEUgVi7Gd
– Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 10, 2021
The three employees are them suspended for collapse an annual meeting of directors to complain about Chappelle at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
Netflix invited 500 top employees to the annual meeting, but Field and the other two employees were not invited.
Natad tweeted at notice of restoration on Tuesday.
“Our investigation did not find that you attended the QBR meeting with any malicious intent and you certainly did not think there was anything wrong with finding access to this meeting.”
Field added, “At the very least, I feel proven.”
A group from Netflix’s transgender staff plans to leave work on Oct. 20 to protest statements made by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Chappelle.
Sarandos, who was photographed with his wife Nicole Avant, denied suspending three employees over the complaint about Chappelle.
Sarandos added that he would not take Chappelle’s special comedy off the air.
In an internal memo, the trans ERG recovery group wrote:
“Trans Lives Matters. Trans Rights Matters. And as an organization, Netflix continues to fail to show deep care for our mission to Enjoy the World by constantly releasing content that harms the Trans community. and continue not to make the content represent and elevate the content of Trans. We can and should do even better! “