Netflix published its first corporate culture memo update in nearly five years Thursday with a particular emphasis on censorship and how employees need to behave, according to Variety.
The “Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence” memo reportedly added a new section called “Artistic Expression,” that explains to employees that even content they believe is “harmful” will not be censored, according to Variety. “If you find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Variety suggested that the “Artistic Expression” part of the Culture document updates appeared to be, at least in part, a response to the backlash surrounding Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer,” which included commentary on transgenderism.
Co-CEO Ted Sarandos defended Netflix’s decision to keep the special on the streaming platform, which led to a large employee walkout in protest, Variety noted.
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