Netflix is taking a hard-line stance against woke employees who advocate for silencing artists whose content offends them.
The news comes after Netflix disclosed a dismal business performance in the first quarter of 2022. The company, in fact, lost 200,000 subscribers between January and March, the first subscriber decline in more than a decade. The company had expected a net gain of 2.5 million subscribers over that time period.
The streaming platform updated its famous corporate culture memo to include a section on "Artistic Expression," Variety reported. The memo vows Netflix will not cancel artists even if Netflix employees find the content objectionable or "harmful."
"Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service," the memo reads. "While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices."
The memo adds that if employees cannot support Netflix's work, they should hit the road and find another job.
"As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if w... (Read more)
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