Transgender Netflix staff intend to stage a walkout in protest of Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer.
According to reports, members of the Netflix employee resource group Trans* will take a “day of rest” on October 20.
Allies have been invited to participate in the walkout, which stems from concerns over transphobic remarks made by Dave Chappelle in The Closer.
An unidentified Netflix worker expressed frustration over the streaming service’s response to the backlash.
Ted Sarandos, the company’s co-CEO, defended Dave Chappelle’s special in a leaked email.