Streaming giant Netflix has told its employees to leave the company if they are offended by the content the company is producing.
The memo, first reported by Variety, is titled Netflix Culture Seeking Excellence. The memo states that we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even though some titles are counter to our own personal values.
The memo said that you may need to work on titles that you perceive to be harmful. If you d not like to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place to visit. The memo comes after employees staged a walkout after Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos continued to air Dave Chappelle's special despite its jabs at the transgender community.
Some programs may be problematic for some viewers, but the streaming service is choosing not to silence artists, according to the memo.
The memo said that not everyone will like or agree with everything on our service.
While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: We support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with, we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes, and we let viewers decide what s appropriate for them, rather than having Netflix censor specific artists or voices, it added.
The company blamed password sharing among its members and increasing competition in the streaming space for creating revenue growth headwinds. The service is shared with another 100 million homes, including 30 million in the U.S. and Canada, and is shared with more than 222 million paying households, according to Netflix.