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.”

Gadsby, whose comedy specials “Douglas” and “Nanette” are on Netflix, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she would "prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess."
“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 to process his emotionally stunted partial word view," Gadsby wrote. “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."
Sarandos has faced backlash from multiple critics who have called on him to remove Chappelle's stand-up special.
Earlier this week, GLAAD said in response to Sarandos's comments that it was founded more than three decades ago "because media representation has consequences for LGBTQ people."
"Authentic media stories about LGBTQ lives have been cited as directly responsible for increasing public support for issues like marriage equality. But film and TV have also been filled with stereotypes and misinformation about us for decades, leading to real world harm, especially for trans people and LGBTQ people of color," the organization said at the time.