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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos Says He 'Screwed Up,' But Stands by Chappelle Special

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Variety about the fallout since the streaming service released Dave Chappelle’s latest trans- and homophobic comedy special.

In The Closer, the comedian refers to himself as “team TERF” (an acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminists), jokes about trans women’s genitals, sides with DaBaby on disparaging people living with HIV, and brags about beating up a lesbian.

Following the special’s release, Netflix has drawn the ire of activists, creatives, celebrities, and even its own employees (one of whom was suspended by the company for speaking out publicly) for platforming what many consider to be hate speech.

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