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Netflix fires employee for sharing information about Dave Chappelle's special amid LGBTQ backlash

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Netflix fired an employee who leaked "confidential" and "commercially sensitive" information regarding Dave Chappelle's latest stand-up special, the company said Friday, after backlash from the LGBTQ community over recent onstage remarks made by the comedian were criticized as transphobic.

The firing of the employee, who was not publicly identified by the streaming giant, came days before a Netflix employee walkout planned in response to Chappelle's special, "The Closer," which has generated intense public furor in recent days for including comments by the comedian that LGBTQ advocacy groups say could incite harm against transgender people. The news was first reported by the Verge...

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