As Twitchy reported, Netflix employees held a walkout Wednesday to protest the streaming service’s choice to air “The Closer,” a stand-up special in which Dave Chappelle made jokes about trans people (and everyone else) and stated that “gender is a fact.” It’s difficult to tell how many were there protesting, and how many were reporters from media outlets, and how many showed up in support of Netflix and Chappelle.
PBS NewsHour on Wednesday evening will look at the backlash against Chappelle, which “is at a tipping point” and may make Netflix “a stigma brand.”
Tonight's @NewsHour: The backlash to Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" is at a tipping point.@IAmAmnaNawaz & Translash Media's @imarajones discuss what's at stake.
"Netflix may become a stigma brand…if that's the case, they will lose employees to their competitors," Jones says.
— Courtney Norris (@courtneyknorris) October 20, 2021
— tracella🌵 (@tracyta02770201) October 20, 2021
No, it isn’t.
— Tsukkomi Variant (@ljenkins314) October 20, 2021
Lol no one is going to remember this in a month
— Ben Satterthwaite (@Obiben55) October 20, 2021
Netflix will be just fine, there is zero evidence for these claims
— Floidberg (@floidberg) October 20, 2021
Will they be able to recover from the loss of at least 30 employees? We'll see.
— Will (@LostEst1981) October 20, 2021
No, it's not. This is a lie. Completely overstating the reaction of a miniscule faction and distorting their actual impact and influence. Netflix will be fine, and Dave Chappelle sure as hell will be absolutely fine.
— Ryan Schuiling (@RyanSchuiling) October 20, 2021
Based on what evidence? Where are you reading the mood in terms of the general public perception of all this?
— Mario Perez (@marioperez1010) October 20, 2021
There's no real backlash. All of this is made up. Thanks for asking.
— DDPringle (@DdPringle) October 20, 2021
Stigma brand? Hilarious. Today, thousands of talented, hardworking, emotionally mature applicants rushed to apply to Netflix. Also, have you checked their stock price lately? Also, booming.
— Violette James (@james_violette) October 20, 2021
It's literally not at all. No one cares or noticed. Just a handful of employees walked out and got their main character dopamine bump for the day. The world keeps turning.
— Outrage Scroller (@CliffCooler) October 20, 2021
It was enough to earn very serious tweets from GLAAD and George Takei.
Actually, on,y about .1% of the population is actually outraged about a comedian telling jokes, but they just all happen to be in the news media or at elite colleges.
— Donald Spines (@SunnyDfan4eva) October 20, 2021
Twitter isn't real life.
— LynMarcus (@LynMarcus) October 20, 2021
What evidence exists that this alleged backlash is happening anywhere outside of the media? Even within the company, a few dozen of Netflix's 9,400 employees participated in this "walkout." They aren't losing subscribers. No one cares at all about this story.
— Steven Hunter (@StevenWHunter) October 20, 2021
This is utter bs
— jon Blarg (@BlargJon) October 20, 2021
Totally media created bullshit crisis. None of this is happening or matters.
— midwitnormie (@midwitnormie) October 20, 2021
What backlash? Media driven bullshit with no evidence of any appreciable popular support does not constitute ‘backlash’ no matter how hard y’all try to force it
— kd (@workingman32) October 20, 2021
"Stigma brand." For woke losers maybe. The rest of us out here will continue to use Netflix and be just fine. Also those positions will be scarfed up by people that aren't so weak and fragile. Netwin for Netflix.
— _TheDigitalMan_ (@_TheDigitalMan_) October 20, 2021
The "backlash" is a small, obnoxious, immature group of people raised on participation trophies. Normal people found "The Closer" to be what ones expects in a comedy show.
— SowellFood (@SowellFood) October 20, 2021
Entirely media driven distraction from real news…
— Doq Goldenman 🇦🇸 (@Goldenman_Doq) October 20, 2021
Remember when the media didn't manufacture the news?
— AltAzn 🇺🇸 (@Alt_Azn) October 20, 2021
Citation needed for your claims.
— John Snowden (@JonSnoden) October 20, 2021
Where’s the backlash? A bunch of weirdos in a parking lot doesn’t cut it. Normal people don’t care about any of this
— Josh Phillips (@Phillips24Josh) October 20, 2021
Speaking of public broadcasting, NPR’s critic thought Chappelle failed “to justify button-pushing jokes about gay people, trans people, and feminists.” If there’s anything that’s a stigma brand, it’s NPR.
Video: Liberal loons at Netflix walkout break man’s ‘We Like Dave’ sign and then say he’s got a weapon https://t.co/TTyNoDUefB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 20, 2021
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