Netflix memo encourages recruiters to avoid talking about Dave Chappelle

Netflix memo encourages recruiters to avoid talking about Dave Chappelle


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Netflix sent recruiters talking points on how to avoid discussing The Closer with job candidates, according to a leaked memo obtained by The Verge. The memo tells members of the talent acquisition team not to comment on Dave Chappelle’s stand-up set, which sparked a national conversation about transphobia, cancel culture, and comedy.

“Find a way to respectfully end and move on from the topic if you’re pressed further on the topic in areas not covered in the talking points,” the memo reads.

In a section titled “The Closer and employees,” Netflix encourages recruiters to state: “We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused. We respect the decision of any employee who chose to walk out, and…

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