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According to a newspaper, the Netflix trans-worker group plans to walk out on Oct. 20 over the Chappelle special, according to the report

According to a newspaper, the Netflix trans-worker group plans to walk out on Oct. 20 over the Chappelle special, according to the report

According to a report, he plans to organize statewide riot against the company's latest comedy special from Dave Chappelle and its response to criticism that it contains transphobic jokes.

Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Our leadership has shown us they do not uphold the values to which we are bound," according to an internal organizing statement for the group, according a report in The Verge. "Beyond the many emails and non-answers that have been given, we have repeatedly been told that we cannot understand certain content in a meaningful way."

The Closer, Netflix's latest stand-up special by Chappelle, was released last week. Chappelle, a lightning-rod comedian, touches on past criticism from the LGBTQ community in the show and makes some new jokes ridiculing trans people -- comedy that advocacy groups like GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition claim will incite hate and violence.

In the wake of calls from trans workers and advocates for Netflix to end the special, co-CEO Ted Sarandos has pledged to keep the show going, and some workers who protested the response at a meeting were suspended (and then reinstated).

Correction, 3:21 p.m. PT: Dave Chappelle was a character that was incorrectly spelled in an earlier version of this story.

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