Woke Employees Not Wanted: Netflix Updates ‘Culture Memo’
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Netflix’s new corporate culture memo takes a hardline stance on attempts to silence artistic expression, warning those offended by content on the platform that they may want to find a job elsewhere.
The updated Netflix Culture memo includes an “Artistic Expression” section that states that it will not “censor specific artists or voices” even if employees consider the content “harmful.”
“If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you,” the memo reads.
Netflix says it supports “the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with” and that “we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”
According to a report from Variety, the change in Netflix’s company culture comes after the streaming service faced backlash last year from woke employees who claimed that comedian Dave Chappelle’s new special was transphobic.