Netflix CEO Defends Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais’s Transphobia (Again)

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Netflix has been having a rough go of it lately, thanks to a dismal first quarter that saw the streaming service lose over 200,000 subscribers. The company found itself in hot water again last week after it debuted Ricky Gervais’s new standup special SuperNature, in which the comedian makes some pretty heinous transphobic jokes. But in a recent interview with the New York Times, CEO Ted Sarandos defended the streamer’s decision to put out specials by comics like Gervais and Dave Chappelle that include controversial jokes about trans people. “I believe it’s very important t…

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