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Hannah Gadsby Just Went OFF on the Netflix CEO: “F*** You and Your Amoral Algorithm Cult”

Hannah Gadsby refuses to take part in Netflix’s transphobia — and her recent Instagram post proves it.

The comedian has two specials on Netflix, 2018’s “Nanette” and its 2020 follow-up “Douglas.” That’s why Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos tried to use Gadsby for diversity points while defending Dave Chappelle’s transphobic special staying on the platform.

“We have ‘Sex Education,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Control Z,’ Hannah Gadsby, and Dave Chappelle all on Netflix,” he wrote in a memo to the company, attempting to show that Netflix features content from all kinds of creators.

But Gadsby made it clear that she wanted no part in defending Chappelle’s place on the streamer. 

“Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess,” Gadsby wrote on Instagram. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.”

 
 
 
 
 
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“You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted,” she went on. “Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult… I do sh*ts with more backbone than you. That’s just a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one.”

QUEEN SHIT. Gadsby is henceforth the blueprint for clapping back at bigots on the Internet.

She’s not the only Netflix personality to comment on the Chappelle situation. “Queer Eye”’s Jonathan Van Ness also posted about it, but didn’t call out Netflix by name: “The violence and harm perpetuated against Trans, NB & Intersex folks is relentless and people pay with their lives, their livelihoods, and we’re sick of it,” they tweeted. “It breaks my heart that such important people and platforms continue to ignore that.”

And Jaclyn Moore, trans showrunner of “Dear White People,” said she’s cutting ties with Netflix so long as it perpetuates transphobia.

“I love so many of the people I’ve worked with at Netflix. Brilliant people and executives who have been collaborative and fought for important art,” she tweeted. “But I’ve been thrown against walls because, ‘I’m not a ‘real’ woman.’ I’ve had beer bottles thrown at me. So, Netflix, I’m done.”

Trans Netflix employees are staging a walkout on October 20.

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