Netflix just told offended employees to quit in recent memo

According to the streaming giant, offended employees might as well resign if they find the platform's content offensive.


Netflix's divisive memo to its employees is making rounds all over the internet and people are divided if it's in the right or not.

The Closer is easily one of Netflix's most controversial pieces of content.

Variety reports that the streaming platform sent its employees an internal memo letting everyone know that it's not going to stop working on offensive content. The said memo ends by telling employees, "If you find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you."

If this isn't Netflix's version of "git gud or get rekt", I don't know what is.

Many are applauding Netflix for supporting artistic expression.

Netflix is not new to controversies and this is perhaps its biggest strength. Unlike other platforms that usually err on the side of caution, Netflix is unafraid to support material that many might find offensive. Over the past year, one of the materials frequently brought up by offended parties is Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, The Closer. Specifically, people raised concerns about the numerous jokes Chappelle made at the expense of transgenders.

The updated company culture guidelines, which now include an entirely new section, artistic expression, are dividing fans.

Some believe that Netflix's stance is insensitive. On the other hand, some support Netflix for its brave stand. Regardless of how you might perceive Netflix's latest move, what's perhaps the biggest factor that might affect the platform going forward is its subscriber base. After losing subscribers for the first time in a decade and many more later this year, Netflix finds itself in a difficult position.

It will be interesting to see if Netflix will succumb to the expected backlash from the memo or if it will continue to believe in artistic expression.

Speaking of Netflix, the streaming platform is giving audiences a reason to keep on coming back. For starters, Netflix surprise dropped a trailer for Cobra Kai Season 5 a few weeks ago. In addition, the new poster for Stranger Things Season 4 helps drum up hype for one of its most-watch shows ahead of its return on May 27.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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