Moore transitioned during the making of the show’s last season, she told wrap
, and was met with respect and support from his colleagues. But seeing Chappelle’s most recent special prompted her to sever her relationship with the streaming service, she said. He tweeted that Chappelle was once “one of these”. [her] heroes,” but the jokes made in the special “have real-world consequences” for trans women, including violence and hatred, she said
“So when he says people must be mad a trans woman wins the ‘Woman of the Year’ award… when he’s wrong… when he says he should have told his daughter a friend Was… I just can’t… I can’t be part of a company that thinks it’s worth celebrating.” said
Moore told Diversity
An exclusive interview stated that the language Chappelle used in the special is “the same language used by people who want to hurt us.”
“I believe in freedom of expression,” she told Variety’s Mark Malkin. “I really do. But I’m at liberty to say that someone’s speech bothers me, and I don’t want to work with a company that promotes that speech. It’s dangerous. It’s dangerous language.” I can’t call it anything clear.”
LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD also condemned the comments she made in “The Closer”.
“Dave Chappelle’s brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities,” GLAAD tweeted
This week. “With negative reviews and viewers strongly condemning her latest special, it is a message to the industry that viewers do not support the anti-LGBTQ diatribe. We agree.”
While Netflix has not commented, one of its employees, Terra Fields, a senior software engineer, tweeted
That the issue with Chappelle’s special was that it ridiculed the existence of trans people.
“Promoting the TERF ideology (which we did yesterday by giving it a platform) directly harms trans people is not a neutral act,” Fields tweeted. “It’s not an argument with two sides. It’s an argument with trans people who want to survive and people who don’t want us to be.”
Fields end with formula names 38 Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People
who have been killed throughout 2021.