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Netflix boss draws fire after defending ‘the comedian of our generation’ Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais amid trans backlash

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Ted Sarandos defended Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times. The streamer's co-CEO pointed to the company's position on free speech. He also spoke about Netflix's falling stock prices in 2011.
3 months ago·Los Gatos, United States

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Netflix CEO Defends Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais amid Controversy Over Trans Jokes

In an interview with The New York Times, Sarandos backed the comedians and highlighted the surprising reaction to their jokes.

3 months ago·India
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New York Times

Ted Sarandos Talks About That Stock Drop, Backing Dave Chappelle, and Hollywood Schadenfreude

The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.

3 months ago·New York, United States
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NY Daily News

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defends Ricky Gervais’ transphobic comedy special – just like he did Dave Chappelle’s

Freedom of speech, to Netflix boss Ted Sarandos, means getting to punch down and ridicule trans people on his streaming service.

3 months ago·New York, United States
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Washington Examiner

Netflix CEO defends free speech amid attacks on Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has reiterated his defense of free speech and artistic freedom, continuing his backing of comedians Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Defends Ricky Gervais, Dave Chappelle: ‘Nobody Would Say That What He Does Isn’t Thoughtful or Smart’

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has offered further defense for the streamer’s curation of stand-up comedy specials from Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle, both of which have been criticized for i…

3 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Liverpool Echo

Ricky Gervais defends controversial trans jokes in Netflix show

Viewers slammed the jokes on Twitter, calling them transphobic and accusing the comedian of "punching down"

3 months ago·Liverpool, United Kingdom
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