Hannah Gadsby Gives Netflix the Middle Finger Over Dave Chappelle

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday October 17, 2021
Originally published on October 15, 2021

Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby  (Source:Netflix)

On this installment of Netflix against the world, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has come out swinging against the streaming giant's handling of the blowback from Dave Chappelle's comedy special.

"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," Gadsby shared in an Instagram post.


This after Netflix suspended employees, and caused a transgender producer to part ways from the company, incited employees to plan a walkout on Oct. 20, and co-CEO Ted Sarandos double defended Chappelle's comedy special as something that does not "translate to real-world harm."

He also said the streamer was "working hard to ensure marginalized communities aren't defined by a single story."

"So we have 'Sex Education,' 'Orange Is the New Black,' 'Control Z,' Hannah Gadsby and Dave Chappelle all on Netflix," he explained. "Key to this is increasing diversity on the content team itself."

Gadsby has other thoughts: "Hey Ted Sarandos," she wrote on Instagram. "Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn't drag my name into your mess."

She added: "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. Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult."

Well there you have it.