Netflix has fired three employees for breaking up a meeting of its top executives, including an outsider who criticized Dave Chappell’s new comedy special Diversity.
Terra Field, senior software engineer at San Francisco-based Streamer, was temporarily suspended last weekend for participating in QBR – Netflix’s quarterly business review, a matter of two days calling for the company’s top 500 employees.
Field, who identified as queer and trance, and other employees were not invited to the virtual assembly, according to insiders. Netflix’s recent tweets, which he called anti-trans jokes in Chapel Special, did not suspend the Netflix field, but people familiar with Netflix said, but to attend without an invitation. An investigation has been launched against the three workers.
Field did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee for tweeting about this show. Our employees are encouraged to disagree publicly and we support that right, “said a Netflix spokesperson. Diversity.
Last Wednesday, Field sent a Long Twitter thread About “Closure”, the new chapel stand-up special where the comic trance community has complained of having “thin skin”.
In his tweet, Field wrote, “Yesterday we launched another chapel special where he attacks the trans community, and the very legitimacy of transcendence – all while trying to pit us against another marginalized group. You’re going to hear a lot about “crime”. We are not angry. ”
Field said of Chappell, “Our existence is ‘funny’ to him – and when we object to his loss, we are ‘angry’.” He then lists countless names of trans people, especially trans women, highlighting the color, killed in heinous crimes.
At the meeting, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos raised questions about how leadership staff and talent should be shaken by Chappell’s comments. He addressed the whole group after the ceremony, which Diversity Received Monday.
“Chappell is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today and we have a long-term contract with him. His last special” Sticks and Stones “, also controversial, is our most visited, stickiest and most award winning stand-up special,” Sarandos wrote.
“Like our other talents, we work hard to support their creative freedom – although that means Netflix will always have content that some people believe is harmful,” he said.
Netflix talent speaking out against the Chapel Special includes Jacqueline Moore, the show-runner on “Dear White Man.”
Moore said Diversity Last week she said, “I’ve never liked Dave’s trance material before but this time it felt different. This is the first time I’ve felt, ‘Oh, people are laughing at this joke and they agree that it’s unreasonable to call me a woman.’ ‘
I work @ Netflix. Yesterday we launched another chapel special where he attacks the trans community, and the very legitimacy of transcendence – all while trying to pit us against another marginalized group. You’re going to hear a lot about “crime”.
We are not angry
– “Terra Fide” (ainRainofTerra) October 7, 2021