Obama mum on transgender controversy at Netflix over Dave Chappelle special

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Former President Barack Obama, who has a multiyear deal with Netflix, has been noticeably silent about the furor over the streaming service's special by comic Dave Chappelle that contains anti-transgender comments.
Mr. Obama hasn't issued a statement about the controversy, which prompted a walkout by Netflix employees this week. His presidential office didn't respond to a request for comment on the matter Friday.

Mr. Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama signed an exclusive deal with Netflix in 2018 to produce films and series for the streaming service. The financial terms weren't disclosed, but similar long-term deals with high-profile figures have been worth more than $100 million.

During his presidency, Mr. Obama confided that Mr. Chappelle's previous show on Comedy Central was his…
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