Netflix Boss Backtracks on Chappelle, Admits 'I Screwed Up' in Response to Controversy — But Won't Edit Special

Netflix Boss Backtracks on Chappelle, Admits 'I Screwed Up' in Response to Controversy — But Won't Edit Special
Netflix co-ceo Ted Sarandos is admitting that he “screwed up” his initial response to the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle‘s latest stand-up special The Closer, which drew ire for humor deemed transphobic by a number of the company’s employees.

In an internal memo leaked Oct. 11, Sarandos first acknowledged the controversy that had stemmed from The Closer, but defended Chappelle’s “artistic freedom.” He also said that Netflix had no plans to remove the special due to outside pressure. Then in a subsequent memo on Oct. 13, Sarandos doubled down on his defense of Chappelle, telling his staff that The Closer
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