Netflix Is Not Playing: Troubled Streaming Giant’s Latest Layoffs Targeted 150 Staff Who Were Among Its Most Vocal Social Justice Warriors Working on Original Content About Marginalized Communities

Netflix’s recent axing of 150 staff targeted many of the firm’s wokest workers who are prolific social justice warriors on social media.

The struggling streaming service has pulled the plug on several projects that were aimed at discussing race and LGBTQ issues, Variety reported, and axed the diverse employees working on and promoting them.

In addition to the layoffs, the company also fired nearly 70 employees working for its social media and publishing teams focused on marginalized communities.

They included Strong Black Lead, the Asian American-focused Golden, the Latino-focused Con Todo, and the LGBTQ-focused Most.

Netflix claimed its latest layoffs were due to ‘a slow down in revenue and decline in subscribers.’ But they represented just 150 of the firm’s 11,000 staff, sparking speculation that a purge of meddlesome woke staff was afoot.

Among the newly fired were Olivia Truffaut-Wong and Lydia Wang, who slammed the streaming giant for axing them and their colleagues.

‘I was also laid off by Netflix today,’ Wang tweeted on Tuesday. ‘I really loved my job and my colleagues and I am a little heartbroken!’

Truffaut-Wong also wrote on Tuesday: ‘OK, yes, I am one of the Tudum layoffs (lol). I did a lot of work I’m proud of, met a lot of really awesome writers and editors, and made great friends. It’s the cycle of media life!’

H. Drew Blackburn, another laid off employee, recalled the turbulent saga where he did not know whether or not he had a job or not.

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Source: Daily Mail