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Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting
Entertainment

Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting

Netflix has suspended a trans employee who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer. In the stand-up set, which was released on October 5th, Chappelle doubles down on his jokes about LGBTQ groups. After the special was released, Netflix software engineer Terra Field who identifies as queer and trans wrote that Chapelle “attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness”. Field tweeted; After the tweet went viral, Field and two other employees were suspended for attending the “QBR”, Netflix’s quarterly business review, a two-day affair that convenes the top 500 employees at the company. Netflix did not suspend Field over recent tweets decrying what she called anti-trans jokes in the Chappelle special, individuals familiar with Netflix said, but...
Dave Chappelle rails against cancel culture after being accused of being transphobic amid ‘The Closer’ controversy
Lifestyle

Dave Chappelle rails against cancel culture after being accused of being transphobic amid ‘The Closer’ controversy

Comedian Dave Chappelle has railed against cancel culture, Twitter and left-leaning news outlets on Thursday October 7, following the controversy that trailed his latest Netflix special, “The Closer”. Addressing his rapturous star-studded audience of more than 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles following the screening of his “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary,” the stand-up star got more pointed and specific. Chappelle was responding to the torrent of criticism he received following Tuesday’s release of his sixth and final Netflix special, which some have blasted as transphobic. The 48-year-old comedian was also being accused of defending what many perceived to be problematic comments by rapper DaBaby and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, as well as deflecting crit...

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