Netflix Employees Walkout to Protest Dave Chappelle's 'The Closer'

Joey Soloway, Elliot Page, and Lilly Wachowski lent support for Netflix walkout led by trans employees

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10/21/2021 7:46:00 AM

Joey Soloway, Elliot Page, and Lilly Wachowski lent support for Netflix walkout led by trans employees

Members of the streamer’s workforce joined forces with allies and met counter-protestors on Wednesday at company’s office-studio complex

Other supporters joined from afar.“I stand with the trans, nonbinary, and BIPOC employees at Netflix fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace,”, who stars in Netflix’sThe Umbrella Academy, tweeted.“If you’re not standing up for trans lives, you need to take a good look at who you ARE standing with,” director

Lilly Wachowski tweeted. “Good luck today everybody!”The rally also drew detractors, who touted signs that read “Free speech is a right” and “Truth is transphobic,” perAP. There were some clashes, “but the conflict was mostly limited to a war of words,” 

APreported.Prior to the rally, Netflix issued a statement acknowledging the walkout. “We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused,” a Netflix spokesperson said.  “We respect the decision of any employee who chooses to walk out, and recognize we have much more work to do both within Netflix and in our content.”

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Asreported, the list of demands from the trans employee group at Netflix who helped organize the walkout includes hiring trans and nonbinary people to executive and other leadership positions, as well as creating a fund to support trans and nonbinary talent. “Harm reduction” was also on the list under which it called for disclaimers “that specifically flag transphobic language, misogyny, homophobia, hate speech, etc. as required.”

“We want the company to adopt measures in the areas of content investment, employee relations and safety, and harm reduction, all of which are necessary to avoid future instances of platforming transphobia and hate speech,” they wrote.

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Headline doesn't mention Soloway minimizing the Holocaust. Trans people need allies, equality, and human decency. But it's not the same as a/the Holocaust. 99% in the world are Heterosexual, if netflix agree with this community will begin a war against Netlix, not more series Gays!! Where's this supposed holocaust of trans people? I'm still alive. I'm going out in public as I please. No yellow star. Who is this moron and why is he speaking for all trans people? That's the problem with activists. They get everyone thinking they were elected to rep us.

Lol you mean the same Elliot Page who has to rely on these kinds of events to become relevant again? When was his last movie anyway? 😂 CountDraculaaa7 How is it Joey Soloway can demand that Netflix puts a Trans person on the board but he couldn't even cast a Trans person to play the lead role on Transparent

I think that Elliot Page guy should make ONE good movie before I take his opinion seriously. He actually reminds me of Ellen Page strangely enough, she's good👍 This is embarrassing 😔 Good news, job openings at Netflix! Lmfao Somebody needs to Ban theatre kids.

Netflix Employees Walk Out In Protest Over Dave Chappelle Special Netflix employees stage walkout protest over Dave Chappelle 's controversial special. The big sensitive world of today and next there will be a world protest to stop knock knock jokes 'There's a crazy scene going down at Netflix headquarters'....... Really? Because it looks like it's about 30 people, and how many are reporters? I don’t know why. but that just made me watch the show again🤔is that the plan? Is that what Netflix was going for 🤔

Naw….He vibing😎 Unfunny people jealous of Dave's talent and genius. China is flying Hypersonic Ballistic Missiles while we devote headlines to adult-infants upset over comedy...we better starting learning Chinese Boohoo

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Amid Chappelle ControversyThe walkout begins at 10 a.m. in Los Angeles following the company’s release of a Dave Chappelle comedy special. Over Woke is a bad look!! I'm with Chapelle Reed hastings prob could not care less lol They’re jokes. Jokes. That’s all. Why can’t we laugh anymore? Life is depressing enough as it is.

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Amid Chappelle ControversyThe walkout begins at 10 a.m. in Los Angeles following the company’s release of a Dave Chappelle comedy special. BYE👋 There was more media covering it than employees walking out Ah Forbes .. it’s comedy

Netflix employees stage walk-out over Dave Chappelle's comedy special The Closer Dave Chappelle received a lot of backlash following the release of his comedy special The Closer where he made a lot of explicit jokes about transgender people He tried for 20 minutes of his very last special to make some kind of amends. That's a long time to try. His 6 special outro was to talk about it.

Protesters Gather at Netflix Office Amid Controversy Over Dave Chappelle SpecialProtesters gathered outside one of Netflix ’s Los Angeles offices Wednesday to express their anger over Dave Chappelle ’s comedy special, as some employees released demands for management and staged a walkout Perfect protest setting. Vaccined folks, outside, masked up. They are certainly sending the right message for 01Nov22 - we need new leadership Oh no - I’m triggered…. Just curious...where's the protest in front of Dave Chappelle's house?

Netflix walkout: Hundreds gather to protest Dave Chappelle’s special Netflix ’s transgender employees and allies gathered outside the company’s L.A. headquarters while employees working from their homes united in a “virtual walkout” to protest Dave Chappelle 's latest stand-up special. This just shows we need more alphabet jokes Sadly in America due to the history of slavery liberal parts of America give black comedians foot ball stars etc a pass on offensive behavior conaidering it a wash. So a nfl star beats his gf he just doesnt play 1 game, noose urself then ppl take notice but other than that a pass They're playing directly into his jokes, and their list of demands is rediculous.