Oct 21, 2021

Netflix employees protest 'transphobic' Dave Chappelle comedy show

About 100 people have protested outside Netflix's headquarters over the airing of a comedy special by Dave Chappelle, which they say was transphobic. Netflix has been mired in controversy over The Closer, in which stand-up comedy star Chappelle says "Gender is a fact" and that LGBT people are "Too sensitive". Netflix staff called for the rally, though it is unclear how many of those employees were among the protesters outside the offices. Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos previously defended the firm's decision to air the programme. Netflix has faced much criticism for airing Chappelle's routine.

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