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A transgender Netflix employee, who openly criticized a new Dave Chappelle comedy special that featured commentary they believe crossed the line into potential hate speech, has been suspended, according to a report.
Netflix software engineer Terra Fied tweeted Wednesday about Chappelle’s comedy special, "The Closer," and wrote that the comedian "attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness."
The tweet was followed by a slew of 47 other tweets from Fied who listed names of other members of the transgender community who have been killed and the thread quickly entered viral territory catching the eye of the streaming giant.
According to The Verge, Netflix then suspended Fied and two other employees for allegedly attempting to attend a meeting with company directors that they weren’t invited to. Per Variety, an investigation is pending. Additionally, another Netflix employee is said to also be leaving the company over the suspension and the manner in which the claims of transgender attacks were handled.
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A rep for Netflix did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.
The company told The Verge in a statement that Fied was not suspended for tweeting her thoughts on the original special.
"It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee for tweeting about this show," Netflix said. "Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so."
Meanwhile, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos responded to employee questions about the decisions to release the special. Employees reportedly said the company "repeatedly provide[s] a platform for content that is harmful to the trans community" and asked what would be done to curb the practice moving forward.