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Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

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A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer” doesn’t cross “the line on hate” and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian’s remarks about the transgender community.

In an internal memo, co-CEO Ted Sarandos told managers that “some talent” may join third parties in calling for the show’s removal, adding, “which we are not going to do.” RELATED: GLAAD, Black Justice Coalition Blast Dave Chappelle’s ‘Lazy And Hostile Transphobia And Homophobia’ In Netflix Standup Special Netflix declined comment on the memo, which was reported Monday by Variety.

But the company responded to news reports it had suspended three employees, including one, Terra Field, who’d criticized Chappelle’s special in

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