December 1, 2021

Netflix Trans Employees Plan Walkout Over Dave Chappelle, Plan To Present List Of ‘Firm Asks’ To Ted Sarandos

A rally to help the deliberate walkout of Netflix’s trans workers introduced Monday that they may current the streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos with an inventory of “firm asks.” A public service announcement from Netflix expertise like Jameela Jamil, Jonathan Van Ness, Angelica Ross, Colton Haynes, and Eureka O’Hara will likely be featured.

The rally will happen Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and can happen on the Netflix workplaces on Vine Avenue in Los Angeles. It was organized by activist Ashlee Marie Preston and detailed in an Instagram publish. 

“We shouldn’t have to show up quarterly/annually to push back against harmful content that negatively impacts vulnerable communities,” Preston mentioned within the caption. “Instead, we aim to use this moment to shift the social ecology around what Netflix leadership deems ethical entertainment while establishing policies and guidelines that protect employees and consumers alike.”

The rally and walkout come on the heels of intense backlash sparked by Dave Chappelle’s newest comedy particular, The Nearer. Chappelle made a number of controversial references to the trans and LGBTQ+ communities all through the particular. 

Netflix Sarandos beforehand defended the particular in a memo despatched to workers. It was confirmed that there was no intention to take away The Nearer from the platform.  

Three workers had been suspended for becoming a member of an government assembly to which that they had not been invited. All three workers have since been reinstated. One other worker was terminated after leaking confidential details about the particular. 

“The rally will feature Artivists/Creators, grassroots organizers, public figures and supporters spanning multiple communities are coming together to underscore the importance of responsible content offerings that prioritize the safety and dignity of all marginalized communities,” in line with the occasion description. 

It was initially to be held at Netflix’s EPIC constructing. Nevertheless, organizers introduced Tuesday can be as an alternative held on the Vine St. location to accommodate the gang.