Netflix defends Chappelle, suspends staff in transgender row

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Netflix has defended its decision to screen a Dave Chappelle special criticized as transphobic, as it suspended employees who crashed a virtual meeting in protest at the comedian’s show, media reported Monday. The stand-up star has courted controversy with “The Closer” in which he asserts “gender is a fact,” and criticises what he says is the thin skin of the trans community. LGBTQ activists have lashed out over the comments, with the National Black Justice Coalition calling on streaming service Netflix to remove the program, and “Dear White People” producer Jaclyn Moore vo…

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