Netflix Tells Employees To Leave If They’re Annoyed By It

New Delhi: Netflix has said that employees who are hurt by the company’s shows are welcome to leave. Netflix acknowledged in an updated company culture memo posted Thursday that employees can be expected to work on shows that go against their personal principles. Netflix said it would support creators’ artistic freedom by advising employees that […]
 


Netflix Tells Employees To Leave If They’re Annoyed By It

New Delhi: Netflix has said that employees who are hurt by the company’s shows are welcome to leave. Netflix acknowledged in an updated company culture memo posted Thursday that employees can be expected to work on shows that go against their personal principles. Netflix said it would support creators’ artistic freedom by advising employees that if they struggle to adapt to its diverse, sometimes aggressive shows, it may not be the ideal environment for them.

Netflix’s revised memo, titled ‘Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence,’ states, “We offer a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which may be provocative.”

 

“Netflix rather than restricting certain artists or viewpoints, we encourage the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; We program for diverse audiences and interests; And we allow the audience to decide what is appropriate for them.”

“As Netflix employees, we believe in the notion of providing a diverse range of stories, even if some films run contrary to our own personal views.”

 

“Depending on your situation, you may need to work on titles that you think are harmful. If you have trouble supporting our content diversity then Netflix may not be the right place for you.”

According to Variety, the new guidelines appear to be in response to the recent backlash on Dave Chappelle’s sitcom The Closer. Netflix employees staged a walkout to protest the company’s decision to keep the comedian’s special on the service, despite criticism for being homophobic and transphobic.

 

According to Variety, a Netflix employee was fired for sharing private information about a Dave Chappelle special with someone outside the company.

Netflix apparently changed its memo for the first time in five years. This comes after the streaming giant experienced its first loss in subscribers in more than a decade.