Transgender showrunner Jaclyn Moore refuses to work with Netflix in the future following comments that were made about the trans community in Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix comedy special.
The writer and co-showrunner took to social media to explain her reason for stepping away from the billion-dollar streaming service. “After the Chappelle special, I can’t do this anymore. I won’t work for @netflix again as long as they keep promoting and profiting from dangerous transphobic content,” she explained.
“I love so many of the people I’ve worked with at Netflix. Brilliant people and executives who have been collaborative and fought for important art….But I’ve been thrown against walls because, ‘I’m not a ‘real’ woman.’ I’ve had beer bottles thrown at me. So, @netflix, I’m done.”
In an interview with Variety, Moore further detailed why Chappelle’s comments were offensive and dangerous to the Trans community. “I have had beer bottles thrown at me. I have been thrown against a wall for using a women’s bathroom. I would just say it’s ironic that for somebody who famously walked away from a TV show because he felt like the messages of the joke got lost, he doesn’t see what the messages of these jokes do to people,” she stated. “He talks about our feelings being hurt. My feelings are fine, but being thrown against a wall hurts or worrying at night if I can get home safe. That stuff is not theoretical.”
On the other hand, Dave Chapelle seems not to be phased by the controversy surrounding his comedy special. “If this is what being canceled is about, I love it,” the stand-up star said. “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad motherf—er.”