Netflix CEO Says He ‘Screwed Up’ in Chappelle Defense on Eve of Planned Employee Walkout

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Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos admits he “screwed up” in his multiple defenses of Dave Chappelle’s special.

Chappelle came under criticism for transphobic jokes in The Closer, and there has been a whirlwind of controversy behind the scenes at Netflix.

Sarandos defended Chappelle in multiple internal memos. He argued that “externally, particularly in stand-up comedy, artistic freedom is obviously a very different standard of speech than we allow
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