Netflix is quickly learning exactly what I’ve maintained for years, that the woke content doesn’t make money (I started this site back in 2008 to combat the politically correct Marvel Comics junk).
After stock prices plummeted and subscribers dwindled, Netflix has posted a “180” as not only did the streaming giant issue a memo urging its employees to spend their members’ money wisely, but so did Netflix went so far as to tell his staff if you don’t like it, you can leave.
Referring to the memo, Netflix recently updated its “culture” policy and in the “Verdict” section urged its employees to “spend our members’ money wisely,” which obviously means they didn’t spend the money wisely on content , which its members want to see (as evidenced by the loss of 200,000 subscribers).
In the “Artistic Expression” section of the memo, it says of its staff: “Not everyone is going to like our service or agree with everything. While each title is different, we approach them based on the same principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we work with; we program for a variety of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers choose what’s appropriate for them, rather than having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”
The section goes on to mention that if you, as an employee, are having a hard time supporting the service, the company may not be the best place for you.
“As employees, we support the principle that Netflix offers story diversity, even if we find some titles contradict our own personal values. Depending on your role, you may have to work on titles that you find harmful. If you’re having a hard time supporting our breadth of content, Netflix may not be the best place for you,” the memo said.
Elon Musk agrees with Netflix’s new policy if workers don’t like it, they can quit
In addition to losing subscribers, Netflix is believed to have updated its “culture” policy as a result of the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s comedy standup special. The nearerwhere the comedian came under fire for “mocking” transgender people, which Netflix employees complained about on social media, with LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition calling on Netflix to shut down the show.
As Fortune noted, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos responded to the controversy by writing to employees that he believed Dave Chappelle’s content The nearer do not translate directly into real harm to transgender people.
Elon Musk, who currently has the far left in an uproar over buying Twitter, where an employee admitted the company’s workers are communists, said the new policy – where workers don’t like it, they can quit – is ” good move from Netflix.”
Musk also previously said, “The wake-mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable,” after Netflix’s stock fell 20% and reported that it was losing subscribers for the first time in more than a decade.
Fans of this site will recall that the above refers to something like Kevin Smith’s He-Man animated series, where Smith advertised that it was all about He-Man, but it was bait for Teela and Evil- Lyn at the expense of He-Man where He-Man was killed numerous times and even said he wasn’t He-Man on his own show. Fans were quick to dismiss the Kevin Smith He-Man series as part 2 wasn’t seen by nearly as many people and there was no word on a second season (supposedly cancelled).
It’s also likely that Netflix’s anti-woke policy will eventually spread across Hollywood as wake project after project continues to fail (Disney Star Wars and Marvel are learning this, and so are WB and DC) .