Dave Chappelle has been under assault by the left.
The comic legend ran afoul of the cancel culture mob and refused to apologize.
And Netflix just gave Chappelle’s haters some bad news.
Liberals have gradually moved to the fringes of the left.
That’s how liberal comedian Dave Chappelle suddenly became a villain of the left.
Chappelle refused to go along with all of the dogma of the left, specifically regarding the issue of radical transgender ideology.
For that reason, Chappelle was attacked relentlessly, and some even called for his Netflix comedy specials to be censored.
Radicals within the company demanded Netflix take action.
Now Netflix has taken action, but it isn’t the kind the leftists had hoped for.
The company issued a new corporate culture memo that essentially told “woke” employees to quit if they had a problem with artistic expression.
The updated Netflix Culture memo also includes a new section called “Artistic Expression,” explaining that the streamer will not “censor specific artists or voices” even if employees consider the content “harmful,” and bluntly states, “If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
The Artistic Expression portion of the Netflix Culture document appears in large part a response to the controversy over Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” that embroiled Netflix last fall over what critics said were his transphobic and homophobic comments in the stand-up special.
For the first time in a decade, Netflix showed a loss of subscribers in the first quarter.
Some of the reasons why are password-sharing and a lack of hit shows and movies recently.
But a parade of “woke” content is also partially to blame.
Elon Musk pointed out that the wokeness had become unbearable in much of the storytelling.
The woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2022
However, Musk praised the company for taking a stand against the arsonists inside the company and committing to free artistic expression.
Upon hearing the news of Netflix’s memo, Musk responded, “Good move by Netflix.”
Netflix stuck by Chappelle when many others in the entertainment industry did not.
Chappelle produced a documentary that suddenly could not get distribution, and was precipitously dropped from film festivals.
Netflix did not ditch him, and he publicly acknowledged his appreciation.
The tide could slowly be turning against pervasive wokeness.
People have had enough of it, and it’s bad for business.
All it takes is a little bit of courage to stand up to the activists within the company.
Netflix showed exactly how these fifth columns from within should be handled.
More companies should follow in Netflix’s footsteps and put these employees on notice that they will not be bullied into submission.