In an internal memo sent to Netflix employees, the streaming giant suggests that if employees feel insulted by its content, they should resign.
Netflix recently sent a memo to its employees, apparently suggesting that if anyone feels offended by some of the content in the streaming giant’s library, they should quit.
to me diverseAn internal memo added a section for artistic expression that touched on censorship, divisive content, and diversity. She emphasized the features offered on the platform, which are intended to guide audiences to appropriate programming and cautioned that some employees may not be able to avoid offensive content, simply because of the specific roles they play in the company. The note concluded, “If you find it difficult to support our breadth of content, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Over the past year, one of the most notorious controversies over offensive material has arisen from comedian Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, the closest. The stand-up offer received backlash due to the various jokes Chappelle made – a topic he touches upon regularly.
own resulted Dear eggs Executive Producer Jacqueline Moore announces her departure from Netflix. She explained on social media: “I won’t work with them as long as they keep putting up and making use of explicit, dangerous, transgender content… These words have real consequences. Consequences that every trans woman I know has dealt with. Bruises and panicked phone calls to friends. It’s real.”
Netflix faced disturbing news during 2022. The first quarter of the year saw it lose 200,000 subscribers to the streaming giant, even though it was expecting to gain 2.5 million. It was reported in April that Netflix was expecting to lose another 2 million subscribers from the platform.
In a letter to shareholders, Netflix explained, “Our revenue growth has slowed significantly as our results and forecasts show below. Streaming is profiting, as we predicted, and Netflix titles are very popular globally… However, our relatively high family penetration – when including The large number of households sharing accounts – combined with competition, creates headwinds for revenue growth. The significant COVID boost to influx has obscured the picture until recently.”
Read the full note below:
“Entertaining the world is a great opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and perspectives. So we offer a variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative… To help members make informed choices about what to watch, we provide ratings and warnings. Easy-to-use content and parental controls.” “Not everyone will like – or agree with – everything on our service… While every title is different, we treat them based on the same set of principles: We support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a group Variety of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s right for them, versus Netflix censoring specific artists or voices.” “We support the principle that Netflix offers a variety of stories, even if we find certain titles at odds with our personal values. In your turn, you may need to work on titles that you think are harmful. If you find it difficult to support our breadth of content, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
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