Tag: Chappelle, Dave

Pre-K, Child Care and Other Priorities

To the Editor: Re “Among the Family Benefits Proposed by the Democrats, Which Deserves Priority?” (The Upshot, Oct. 14): Claire Cain Miller asked 18 academics to choose their top priority among four family policies: pre-K, child care, cash for parents and paid leave. Only half the experts chose pre-K, and the runner-up was up to […]

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Netflix Earnings Results: Q3 2021

It’s been a tale of two Netflixes over the last few weeks, as a long-anticipated Dave Chappelle special drew sharp condemnations from staffers and critics alike and as the South Korean sleeper hit “Squid Game” became a global sensation, making it the streamer’s most-watched series to date. (Both detail a grim view of the world.) […]

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Netflix workers plan a walkout over Dave Chappelle.

Two weeks after the debut of Dave Chappelle’s standup special “The Closer” on Netflix, the streaming giant is still grappling with internal backlash as a group of staffers prepare to stage a virtual walkout on Wednesday. The walkout is the latest episode of employee unrest surrounding the special, leading to the kind of tough news […]

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Chappelle’s Netflix Show Just Isn’t Funny

We saw a record number of violent deaths suffered by trans and gender-nonconforming people in 2020. And there is a spate of truly appalling bills in states across the country aimed at the trans community. (You can listen to my “Sway” episode with the A.C.L.U. lawyer Chase Strangio about that here, as well as my […]

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Gadsby and Netflix Employees Pressure Executive Over Dave Chappelle Special

Tensions at Netflix continued to flare on Friday, 10 days after the release of a special by the comedian Dave Chappelle that critics inside and outside the company have described as promoting bigotry against transgender people. Early on Friday, a Netflix star criticized the company and Ted Sarandos, a co-chief executive, in a stinging social […]

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Dave Chappelle Isn’t Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

The first time Dave Chappelle wanted to quit a TV show, he didn’t do it. After shooting the pilot of his soon-to-be-forgotten 1996 ABC sitcom, “Buddies,” an amiable comedy about an interracial friendship, the network fired his co-star Jim Breuer, which led Chappelle to tell his manager he wanted to quit. He was talked out […]

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Netflix Loses Its Glow as Critics Target Chappelle Special

“Netflix has gone from the underdog and outsider poking the establishment to the epicenter of the Hollywood establishment,” he said. “When you’re at the center, everything is magnified 100 times. This is going to happen more and more as society itself wrestles with these issues. With Netflix, what will make it further complicated is that […]

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What Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special’s Trans Remarks Show

If there is brilliance in “The Closer,” it’s that Mr. Chappelle makes obvious but elegant rhetorical moves that frame any objections to his work as unreasonable. He’s just being “brutally honest.” He’s just saying the quiet part out loud. He’s just stating “facts.” He’s just making us think. But when an entire comedy set is […]

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