Netflix Stands Against Wokeness?
Netflix recently promised to represent different worldviews on their platform, even those that some find offensive. This statement, combined with the recently cancellation of several woke projects, could mean that Netflix is taking a stand against wokeness.
From Fox Business. Streaming giant Netflix has told its employees to leave the company if they’re offended by the content the company is producing.
The directive is found in a memo, first reported by Variety, titled “Netflix Culture – Seeking Excellence.”
“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 states.
“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful,” the memo continued. “If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you….”
In the memo, Netflix acknowledged that some programs might be problematic for some viewers, but the streaming service is choosing not to silence artists….
The memo surfaced after Netflix suffered its first subscriber loss in more than a decade. The company’s customer base fell by 200,000 subscribers during the January-March period, according to its quarterly earnings report….
From The Daily Wire. Netflix has pulled the plug on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s show, “Antiracist Baby,” along with several other proposed offerings that would present a nod — or a total-body immersion experience — to woke culture.
According to a report from Variety, Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby” — which was aimed at preschoolers — was one of three animated shows to get the axe. The others were the Ava DuVernay-produced “Wings of Fire” series and a film titled “With Kind Regards From Kindergarten.”
The streaming service also canned another Kendi project, “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” which was intended to be a “companion piece” to Kendi’s “Stamped From the Beginning.” The latter, according to Variety, is in post-production and is described as “a hybrid documentary and scripted feature that delves into race in the United States.”
Despite a drop-off in revenue growth that cost 150 primarily U.S.-based employees their jobs this past week, sources at Netflix told Variety that the decision to cancel those projects was not financially motivated. “The decisions not to move forward with these projects were creative rather than cost related, meaning they would have taken place regardless of the company’s slower revenue growth,” Variety reported….
In addition, Netflix recently announced it was canceling a planned feminist animated series from actress-turned-exiled-royal Meghan Markle….
What do you think of Netflix’s recent decisions? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments.
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