LGBTQ+ activists call on streaming giant to remove ‘The Closer’
Netflix creator Jacqueline Moore announced on Twitter that she will no longer be working with the streamer Dave Chappelleof the comedy special “The Closer”, which he argues contains “transphobic comments”.
Now, Moore is talking about why she seems to blame the streamer more than the comedian behind the controversial routine.
“I want to be clear that Dave Chappelle should be free to say whatever he has to say and I should be free to say whatever he has to say. Chappelle shouldn’t be let off the hook, but My big issue is with Netflix. It’s not a live special. It was filmed, finished and people saw it and nobody said, ‘Hey, are we sure it’s cool? Are we sure? That it’s okay? Are we sure it’s not dangerous? What are the consequences of putting it out?’” she said in a new interview Hollywood Reporter.
Moore served as executive producer and showrunner for “Dear White People” and worked with the streamer for four years. On Twitter this week, she claimed that watching Chappelle’s special had prompted her to refrain from working for Netflix “as long as they continue to stick out and avoid explicitly and dangerously transphobic content.” reap the benefits.” She also said that she told the story of her transition to Dreamer’s Pride Week.
Moore said after tuning “near, which was released on Netflix on Tuesday, it’s “really hard” for him to stand behind the words he said during his Pride Week, that the company “cares about us and our community.”
“As I post, I’ve worked with so many people at Netflix who are brilliant, lovely, kind, caring and want nothing more than to do the right thing. So, I don’t know who [approved it], but what I do know is that there aren’t enough trans people in these places because a trans person would have said, ‘Are we aware of the effects of this?’” she explained.
After producing the Netflix show, Moore said that the feedback process at Netflix includes flagging the network and questioning its content. However, he is unsure “how it works in stand-up.”
Ultimately, she’s blaming the streamer for not only allowing this latest installment, but for allowing many of her stand-up routines to feature controversial comments about the trans community.
“The problem with Chappelle’s case is that it has now done something like five specials in a row with growing animosity. Netflix keeps paying for these specials. It’s hard to realize that the financial upside is greater than the rest. I’m not saying that. I’m what they think but when it happens that’s the message. So, I tweeted about my decision because I felt I had to,” Moore explained.
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“There aren’t a lot of trans listeners in this business. This is a shortlist of who did this job and I did this job at Netflix on a show that talks about queer issues, race and a lot of other topics. I thought That I had something to say, especially because I put myself out there first to promote Netflix as an inclusive place.”
Moore confirmed that she has since had a “cute conversation” with someone from Netflix after she took down her tweet announcing it was not working for the streamer.
“Someone called to hear my side and they wanted to tell me they look at me and see what I’m doing and they wanted to keep an open line of dialogue. I really appreciate that. There was a standup move by that person. I don’t know what the internal politics are about this or that, but I want to say that I’ve worked with a number of people at Netflix who were the most empathetic and caring. Those are some of the people I’ve worked with. Business. There’s a difference between the people who exist between corporate decisions and what happens as an entity,” she said.
Moore said she’s not working on any new projects she’s working on at Netflix “at the moment.”
“I don’t know what it would take to change that. I didn’t do it as an ultimatum, ‘If you don’t do it by this date, then…’ I just can’t in good conscience do business out there right now.” This is a tough question because I don’t know the right answer. I don’t know if it’s for special complements, to add a disclaimer or edit, I don’t know. I don’t think it’s my job to fix their problem for, but I would say they have a problem, which is their platform promoting dangerous rhetoric from someone who says they are a TERF, who makes fun of the idea of my existence and what I do I compare him to blackface.”
On Thursday night, Chappelle laughed off any attempt to get her and canceled “The Closer.” The 48-year-old artist took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for a screening of his documentary.
“If it’s going to be cancelled, I love it,” Chappelle told hooters and hollers from fans in attendance, per the deadline. He continued: “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad mom—er.”
In her special, Chappelle defends “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling’s previous controversial comments about the transgender community.
“They canceled JK Rowling – My God,” says Chappell. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad (disrespectful), they started calling her TERF.”
“I’m TEAM TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,” Chappell said (via) USA Today) “TERF” stands for “Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminist” and is essentially a term for those who, despite being transphobic, call themselves feminists.
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Moore isn’t the only one who blasted “The Closer.” glade issued Statement Writing on his Twitter account, “Dave Chappelle’s brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities. Negative reviews and viewers vehemently condemning his latest special have a message for the industry. That the audience does not support platforming anti-LGBTQ diatribes. We agree.”
“With 2021 the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States — most of whom are black transgender people — Netflix should know better,” NBJC executive director David Johns said in a statement. time limit. “Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence. Netflix should immediately remove ‘The Closer’ from its platform and apologize directly to the transgender community.”
Also in the special, Chappelle discusses the recent backlash he had received after making rapper Dabi homophobic comments About people with HIV/AIDS at a recent Miami-area music festival. The criticism forced him to make several apologies Dropped from Lollapalooza lineup.
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