Netflix FIRES employee for leaking Dave Chappelle’s $24.1M salary for his controversial special: CEO tells angry staff ‘we are on the right side of history’ in message board row over trans jokes

Netflix has confirmed that they fired an employee for leaking that it paid Dave Chappelle $24.1 million for his controversial comedy special The Closer. 

A spokesperson for the company announced on Friday: ‘We have let go of an employee for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company. 

‘We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company.’

The longtime employee was fired for sharing that Netflix spent $24.1 million on The Closer and $23.6 million on his 2019 special Sticks & Stones. 

In comparison, the company spent $3.9 million for Bo Burnham’s critically acclaimed comedy special Inside and $21.4 million for Squid Game, which became Netflix’s biggest series launch.  

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the platform’s decision to continue streaming Dave Chappelle’s controversial comedy special The Closer

 

Dave Chappelle continues to face backlash over the controversial contents of his latest Netflix special which critics say were transphobic
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