Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos Stands by Dave Chappelle Defense in Company Email

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In an email sent to the entire Netflix staff, co-CEO Ted Sarandos doubled down on his defense of Chappelle and the controversial remarks made in 'The Closer.'
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Variety has obtained an email sent from Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos to the entire staff on Monday. In the message, Sarandos reiterates his support for Dave Chappelle and his latest stand-up special, The Closer, which has been widely criticized as being transphobic.

"We know that a number of you have been left angry, disappointed and hurt by our decision to put Dave Chappelle's latest special on Netflix," Sarandos wrote. "With 'The Closer,' we understand that the concern is not about offensive-to-some content but titles which could increase real world harm (such as further marginalizing already…
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