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Elon Musk has come out in support of a memo issued by Netflix that tells employees that if they aren’t happy working on content they disagree with, they can quit.
Netflix issued the lengthy memo last week, outlining its cultural values, policies, and making it clear that “we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”
Good move by @netflix
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 15, 2022
“As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values,” the memo read.
“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Last October, Netflix workers staged a walkout in protest of a Dave Chappelle comedy special, in which he made several jokes about transgender people.
In response, co-CEO Ted Sarandos issued an email to staff, saying “You should also be aware that some talent may join third parties in asking us to remove the show in the coming days, which we are not going to do.”
If you would like to study up on Netflix’s cultural policy, the document is here.