Netflix emerged as a powerful corporate voice for social justice nearly two years ago following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, funneling $100 million in cash into black banks and hiring high-profile black executives including former CMO Bozoma Saint John. and green lighted a series of projects aimed at progressive education for children.

“Silence is complicity,” Netflix wrote in one Tweet May 30, 2020, delivered just five days after Floyd’s murder. “Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to speak out to our Black members, employees, creators and talent.”

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But as Netflix adopts a recessionary mindset after its growth slowdown and the collapse of the Nasdaq, sending expensive talent like Saint John out the door and loud-voiced far right, including garrulous future Twitter owner Elon Musk, blaming Netflix’s sudden struggles with his According to the purported “awakened” agenda, the streaming company’s once-refreshing post-George Floyd era of cultural progressiveness seems to be over.

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