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Pagels-Minor, the former Netflix program manager, wrote in an editorial for The Washington Post, following a walk-out they helped organize at the streaming giant in October.Pagels-Minor had been fired the week before.The facts are in dispute, but Netflix claims the former program manager leaked viewer metrics about Dave Chappelle’s stand-up special The Closer, a day before they and the Trans* Employee Resource Group at the company organized the walk-out.
Pagels-Minor denies the charge.The show premiered October 5th and ignited a firestorm among the trans community and allies, because Chappelle has described himself as a TERF and made transphobic and homophobic jokes.“We could have been seen as partners, our opinion valued and considered,” they said. “Instead, Netflix ignored us.”The walk-out attracted hundreds of protesters and a media circus to the streamer’s headquarters in Hollywood, helicopters circling.“We in the trans community know.