Netflix has been suffering decreasing value and subscription rates for several months due to the perception of the streaming giant having “gone woke.” However, a new “culture” memo issued by the company to employees has them doing an about-face as they tell employees who are offended by some of the content on Netflix that they should leave.
The memo, courtesy of the Daily Mail, states:
“Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service.”
“While every title is different, we approach 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 diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”
“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Specifically, this seems to be about Dave Chapelle. Chapelle’s controversial humor about the transgender community has come under fire at Netflix before, with LGBT employees performing a walkout last year.
Despite this, Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos has stood behind Chapelle. Presumably, he is the driving force behind this memo which encourages woke employees to leave rather than protest. Although, the falling stock prices and viewer count are equally likely to contribute to the decision.
In either case, it seems that a major company is finally learning that you cannot placate the woke without suffering losses and is deciding to get off the far-left train.