A transgender activist working at Netflix has resigned after the company refused to cave to tantrums about Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer.“
The employee, Terra Field, tweeted; “I’m not pleased with how things ended out, but I believe this is the best solution for all parties involved.”
I resigned from Netflix yesterday, you can read my resignation letter below. I’m not happy that this is how things turned out, but I do think this outcome is the best for all parties involved. https://t.co/K6Bt5is5wz #NetflixWalkout
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) November 22, 2021
“Shortly after B. was fired for something I did not and do not believe they did, I made a decision: sink or swim, I was going to walk side by side with B. as they had for so many of us while they led the Trans* ERG,” she writes in a copy of the resignation letter she sent to her team and the trans employee resource group at Netflix.
In a post about why they left, they said they were going to take a month off to “recover.”
“I am going to take a month to rest, recover, and consider what I want to do next. I have been working full time since 2003 and I don’t think I’ve ever taken more than a week or two off at once other than for medical leave. Hopefully the time will allow me to remember the things I love and miss about this work,” they wrote.
In October, representatives for Chappelle told TMZ that he would be willing to sit down at the table with any Netflix employees who are upset over racy JOKES that were made.
None of the offended employees seem to have taken him up on the offer.