Dave Chappelle

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TechScape: Netflix and the future of tech employee activism
Up for discussion in this week’s newsletter: an internal brawl over Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special is just the latest chapter in increasing activism in the industry

Kari Paul

01, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Grammy awards: controversial comedians Dave Chappelle and Louis CK receive nominations
The prominent critics of ‘cancel culture’ received nominations for best spoken word album and best comedy album, respectively

Adrian Horton

24, Nov, 2021 @8:52 AM

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Netflix employees who criticized Dave Chappelle special drop labor complaint
Terra Field has resigned from the company while B Pagels-Minor was fired last month

Kari Paul and agencies

23, Nov, 2021 @9:07 PM

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Chappelle willing to meet Netflix’s trans employees but won’t ‘bend to demands’
Comedian says he’s ‘more than willing to give you an audience but you will not summon me’ in apparent response to protest

Lauren Aratani

26, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Netflix employees join wave of tech activism with walkout over Chappelle controversy
Slew of walkouts by tech workers, unthinkable mere years ago, shows workers ‘now understand their labor power’, expert says

Kari Paul in San Francisco

20, Oct, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Netflix CEO says he ‘screwed up’ over Dave Chappelle memos
Ahead of an employee walkout, Ted Sarandos says his company-wide messages ‘lacked humanity’, but that his stance on the comic’s controversial material ‘hasn’t changed’

Hannah J Davies

20, Oct, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Hannah Gadsby condemns Netflix as an ‘amoral algorithm cult’ amid Dave Chappelle controversy
Australian comedian’s specials Nanette and Douglas were released on the streaming service

Caitlin Cassidy

16, Oct, 2021 @6:03 AM

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Netflix fires employee trans activist for allegedly leaking internal documents
The worker has encouraged trans employees to protest the company’s release of the Dave Chapelle show in which he made anti-trans jokes

Kari Paul

16, Oct, 2021 @12:39 AM

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Dear Dave Chappelle, transgender comedians can take a joke, but why are yours so unfunny? | Dahlia Belle
A regressive Netflix special only serves as further reminder that the once-groundbreaking star has lost his way (and his sense of humor)

Dahlia Belle

09, Oct, 2021 @12:58 PM

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‘I’m team Terf’: Dave Chappelle under fire over pro-JK Rowling trans stance
Netflix is facing calls to drop the comedian’s special The Closer after his latest comments about transgender people

Maya Yang

07, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Dave Chappelle: The Closer review – aggressive gags and feeble protests
Rather than explore the blind spots within modern gender and racial thinking, the comedian’s latest special triples down on the phobia

Brian Logan

06, Oct, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Russell Howard: 'The real world isn’t social media'
The standup on getting through lockdown in his childhood bedroom, the joy of comedy in horrific moments and the trouble with finding Jordan Peterson interesting

Iman Amrani

03, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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