A trans Netflix employee, who virally tweeted in opposition of a new Dave Chappelle comedy special on the service, was allegedly suspended from work, according to the Verge.
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the suspension to The Post but clarified that the worker was suspended for other reasons.
“It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employees for tweeting about this show,” the representative said. “Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so.”
In addition, a source familiar with what happened also told The Post that the suspension was the result of an “investigation” that “was unrelated” to the employee’s social media posts.
“We have a culture that encourages employees to disagree openly. But last week we had three employees (including Terra) who are not Directors join the quarterly meeting for Directors and Vice Presidents without notifying the people who run the meeting first,” the source said. “Our team is investigating all three incidents, and Terra’s suspension was as a result of that investigation. The decision was unrelated to her Tweets.”
“The Closer,” the latest from Chapelle, 48, takes many jabs at the trans community and sees the comic make insinuating remarks supporting 29-year-old rapper DaBaby’s homophobic tirade, which went viral last summer.
Senior Netflix software engineer Terra Field spoke out publicly following the Oct. 5 release.
“We launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness — all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups,” with which Field began a long-winded Twitter thread of grievances last week.
Field was then reportedly suspended from Netflix “for trying to attend a meeting she wasn’t invited to,” according to the Verge.
One of Field’s many objectives revolved around Chappelle supporting “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, 56, and her coined phrase “TERF,” short for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
“Promoting TERF ideology (which is what we did by giving it a platform yesterday) directly harms trans people, it is not some neutral act. This is not an argument with two sides. It is an argument with trans people who want to be alive and people who don’t want us to be,” Field tweeted, continuing on to list out trans people who were violently killed recently.
I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness – all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You’re going to hear a lot of talk about “offense”.
We are not offended 🧵
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 7, 2021
This is an excerpt from the New York Post.
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