Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby took aim at Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos on Friday, saying that he should leave her out of his defense of Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special "The Closer" that is currently streaming on the platform.
Sarandos has repeatedly defended Chappelle's show, which many have deemed transphobic, noting that Netflix strives to represent marginalized communities in multiple ways.
“Adults can watch violence, assault and abuse – or enjoy shocking stand-up comedy – without it causing them to harm others,” Sarandos said in a staff memo, according to Variety. “We are 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. Key to this is increasing diversity on the content team itself.”