Netflix defends Ricky Gervais after transphobic jokes in new special: “Freedom of Expression”

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Netflix CEO in an interview with The New York Times, Ted SarandosHot clothes put in controversy related to comedian Ricky Gervais and his transphobic comments supernatureThe streaming service’s new comedy special.

The executive used the artistic freedom of Gervais’ show to justify his transphobia and revealed he was shocked by the negative reaction from the public (via) Result,

I think it’s really important to have freedom of expression for American culture in general. We’re programming for different people who have different opinions and styles, and we still aren’t doing everything for everyone. We want something for everyone, but not everything will be for everyone. no one will say what that is [Gervais] Not thoughtful or intelligent. You just don’t agree with him.

It’s hard to agree, isn’t it? creator of the original version of The Office Produced in the United Kingdom in the early 2000s, Gervais said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he was already expecting over-the-top criticism. supernature,

Ricky Gervais and David Chappelle

Despite his permissive stance on Gervais’ case, Sarandos also apologized for the transphobic jokes made by the comedian. Dave Chappelle special in 2021 endingEven from Netflix.

At the time, Chappelle’s prejudicial comments prompted a demonstration by the company’s own employees who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Comedy specials from both Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais are now available on Netflix’s Brazilian Catalog.

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