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Aussie comedian Hannah Gadsby attacks Netflix CEO

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Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has spoken out strongly against Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos after being referenced in his memo defending Dave Chappelle.

“Adults can watch violence, assault and abuse — or enjoy shocking stand-up comedy — without it causing them to harm others,” Sarandos had said in a staff memo on Wednesday, as revealed by Variety.

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Gadsby took aim at Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos after he labelled her own Netflix shows as part of the ‘shocking stand-up comedy’ he claims Netflix offers its viewers. (AAP)

“We are working hard to ensure marginalized communities aren’t defined by a single story. So we have Sex Education, Orange is the New Black, Control Z, Hannah Gadsby and Dave Chappelle all on Netflix. Key to this is increasing diversity on the content team itself.”

Gadsby, whose Nanette and Douglas are on Netflix, posted on Instagram on Friday, addressing the Netflix chief directly.

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“Hey, Ted Sarandos! Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess,” Gadsby wrote. “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial word view.”

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“You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real-world consequences of the hate speech dog-whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted. F— you and your amoral algorithm cult… I do sh–ts with more backbone than you. That’s just a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because there isn’t one.”

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In 2019, when Netflix acquired Douglas Gadsby had said: “There will be places in the world that I won’t be able to visit, so it’s wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe.”

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