Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…"Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More"
Unlike Jon Stewart, it was Hacks star Hannah Einbinder nailing it in her Instagram story commenting on Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue. Hannah Einbinder’s Instagram story is in the below photo: The text of her story follows: Yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism. He did it masterfully. He used a genius technique: two truths and a lie. What I mean by that is, bigoted people will often couch their bigotry in a degree of…"Hannah Einbinder and Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Antisemitism"
Saturday Night Live (SNL) decided to bring back transphobic comedian Dave Chappelle and he reinforced antisemitic stereotypes. During his monologue, Chappelle said he denounced antisemitism while proceeding to reinforce antisemitic stereotypes. The only reason why I know this is from the news alerts and social media outrage. Outside of the recent Paul Rudd episode during the Omicron surge, I’ve been largely boycotting Saturday Night Live because of Michael Che’s open transphobia during Weekend Update but…"SNL Brings Back Dave Chappelle And He Gets Antisemitic"
In what is extremely disappointing news, a not-funny transphobic Netflix comedy special was nominated for the 74th Emmy Awards. Let me repeat: Emmy voters watched Dave Chappelle: The Closer and decided that Dave Chappelle delivered one of the best specials of the year. If you need a reminder, Chappelle is once again transphobic and also delves into antisemitic territory. And once again, voters watched this and decided it is worth of an Emmy. The Academy…"Emmy Voters Nominate Transphobic Comedy Special"
Once again, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has dug himself into a deeper hole by tripling down in his defense of transphobic hate speech. Or maybe it is quadrupling down. To be honest, I’ve lost count. This doesn’t even begin to include my own encounter with the Netflix executive back in March. You can bet that words were exchanged between the two of us. I made my feelings known as an open and visible transgender woman.…"Ted Sarandos Defends Transphobic Hate Speech"
John Mulaney screwed the Disney+ opening weekend of Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers by having transphobic comedian Dave Chappelle open for him. Not only did Mulaney screw over his castmates but he screwed his fans in attendance by allowing the transphobic comedian to perform. This happened during Mulaney’s From Scratch tour at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. If you’ve already read the reports, fans had to seal up their phones before…"John Mulaney Has Dave Chappelle Open For Him"
Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are among the latest comedians to wade into the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s transphobic special. Stewart’s comments came in an interview with TMZ while appearing on Capitol Hill. Maher’s comments came during his HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher. The comments from Maher are no surprise since he blamed transgender rights for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falling to Trump in November 2016. Stewart on Chappelle: “I know…"The Problem With Jon Stewart, Bill Maher"
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has doubled down in response to the backlash claiming that it won’t “translate to real-world harm.” Here’s an excerpt from his staff memo: With The Closer, we understand that the concern is not about offensive-to-some content but titles which could increase real world harm (such as further marginalizing already marginalized groups, hate, violence etc.) Last year, we heard similar concerns about 365 Days and violence against women. While some employees disagree,…"Ted Sarandos Doubles Down And I Have Words"
It gives me great pain to write this open letter to Netflix but not even stand-up comedy is an excuse to defend transphobia on the platform. I should be writing my review of Dune following this afternoon’s press screening. Instead, I turned on my phone and have been incensed with Netflix since shortly after the screening. Upon checking one friend’s Twitter, I learned from The Verge that a transgender employee was suspended for tweeting. If…"Netflix: An Open Letter From A Transgender Critic"
Netflix keeps supporting not-funny transphobic comedy by way of releasing a new Dave Chappelle special every so often and it’s exhausting. Enough is enough. I’m so tired of having the same conversation every fricking time that a new special gets released. Netflix can say they are an LGBTQ ally–it’s great that they acquired Disclosure–the allyship feels performative when they keep releasing Chappelle specials KNOWING he’s a transphobic bigot. In the newest special, which I did…"Dave Chappelle And His Transphobic And Antisemitic Comedy"