Trans employees at Netflix plan walkout even as one activist is reinstated following suspension

Trans employees at Netflix plan walkout even as one activist is reinstated following suspension


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The trans employee resource group at Netflix is planning a company-wide walkout on October 20th to protest statements made by co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special The Closer.

“Trans Lives Matter. Trans Rights Matter. And as an organization, Netflix has continually failed to show deep care in our mission to Entertain the World by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts Trans content. We can and must do better!” wrote a leader of the trans ERG in an internal organizing message.

The event comes even as Netflix has reinstated Terra Field and two other employees who were suspended after attending a director-level meeting…

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