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GLAAD Disputes Netflix Claim That ‘Content on Screen Doesn't Directly Translate to Real-World Harm'

7 days ago   |   By The Wrap

In a leaked memo made public Wednesday, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defended the company's decision to continue streaming Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special despite uproar over its transphobic commentary, saying in part that “content on screen doesn't directly translate to real-world harm.”
And in a statement Wednesday night, LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD disputed that claim, noting that an acclaimed documentary about trans people that Netflix has been streaming since 2020 makes the exact opposite point.
“GLAAD was founded 36 years ago because media representation has consequences for LGBTQ...
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Netflix CEO Stands by Defense of Dave Chappelle Special; Employees Plan Walkout Next Week in Protest

Netflix CEO Stands by Defense of Dave Chappelle Special; Employees Plan Walkout Next Week in Protest

7 days ago   |   By Mediaite

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Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos stood by his defense of Dave Chappelle's latest special in a memo to staff.
Chappelle has received serious criticism for his comments about the trans community in The Closer. He called himself a member of “Team TERF” and defended J.K. Rowling , who was similarly criticized for transphobic commentary.
Sarandos stood by the special and said in an earlier memo, “Distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries. Some people find the art of stand-up to be...
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Netflix's Dave Chappelle Controversy: Ted Sarandos Mounts New Defense Amid Fan Uproar & Potential Staff Walkout

7 days ago   |   By Deadline

The controversy over Netflix's Dave Chappelle special The Closer continued today with allegations that employees had raised concerns about the doc before it debuted, reports of a planned walkout next week by and in support of the company's trans employees and a leaked memo from company co-CEO Ted Sarandos maintaining that violent or abusive content...
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