The underlying (and dangerous) message here: Netflix execs are the ones who decide what's "designed to incite hate or violence"

what are their credentials? we can't ignore they have financial incentive to lie and cross the line. There's an inherent conflict of interest. Sarandos also said that Cha...
the statement overall just sounds very condescending and "we know better than you" theverge.com/2021/10/11/227…
"distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries"

except no boundaries were pushed. transphobia is mainstream. it's the same old shit.
"Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean spirited"

except we're not talking about the ENTIRE art. nor are we talking about "mean-spirited"

we're talking about rhetoric that enables bigotry and violence.
"...but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering."

and that's ultimately what it's all about.

i wish they kept it at that instead of pretending that a group of mostly rich white cis people are the proper arbiters of what ACTUALLY harms
it's quite easy to be mean without being a bigot
i find conversations about "where is the line?" to be so disingenuous.

there's never a set line and people know that
this convo is happening because trans people, experts, and allies have already said *this is dangerous* — making it about "lines" is not believing trans people tbh

they're not going to make shit up. it's not FUN to talk about your oppression.
anyway, Netflix is a great example of capitalism wanting it both ways. It will profit from bigotry and use the pennies thrown at projects for "inclusion" as organizational whitewashing.

The carbon offset line is so perfect. Sarandos said that the comp...

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