On Thursday, Netflix sent out a memo to all of its [woke] employees... and its probably not what you are expecting.
In the apparent memo that was sent out a few days ago, titled "Netflix Culture - Seeking Excellence" sent a direct message to its aggrieved employees.
“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 continued by saying:
“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."
This memo to employees comes weeks after disgruntled employees have spoken up against certain Netflix productions like the most recent Dave Chappelle special, "The Closer" where he made jokes about the transgender community.
Netflix faced immense backlash following these jokes were made.
“Entertaining the world is an amazing opportunity and also a challenge because viewers have very different tastes and points of view,” the memo continued.
“So we offer a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which can be provocative.”
In the memo, Netflix acknowledged that a wide array of its content may be seen as problematic, but stood by its decisions to put that content on its platform.
“Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service,”
“While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices,”
The memo went on about how they model themselves as "a professional sports team" rather than a family.
It was made public that Netflix lost a whopping 200,000 subscribers during the first quarter of 2022 and is expecting to lose more in the next couple of months.