Last year, Dave Chappell’s special comedy film, Close , angered the transgender working community, and became the target of Netflix protests. Stream giant CEO Ted Sarandos initially defended Chappell’s right to create an insulting comedy, but “a bunch of workers who must be in pain and hurt.”

This leaves some questions as to whether Netflix was still leaning towards showcasing artists like Chappell, who annoyed people, or banned things that offended the sensitivities of progressive workers.

Fortunately, Netflix has added an “artistic expression” policy to its recently announced Corporate Culture Memo. This policy unequivocally states that the company will continue to use destructive creators and ideas on the platform – and if employees have problems with it, they should work elsewhere. The policy here is:

  • Not everyone will like or agree with what we do. Although each title is different, we approach them based on the same principle: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; We program for different audiences and tastes; And we let viewers decide what Netflix is ​​best for them, rather than specific artists or voice censors.
  • As employees, we support the principle that Netflix offers a variety of stories, even if we find headlines that conflict with our personal values. Depending on your role, you may have to work on headlines that seem harmful. If you have trouble supporting our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.

This should be an excellent statement and an example for other companies who create ideological content or participate in the concept market. Many of these organizations are finally hiring a large number of progressive young people to offer content relevant to this core population. But in recent years, a problem has arisen: some subgroups and Z generation employees of this millennium have adopted the mentality of an elite college campus and, as their principals expect from school principals, they actively seek to eliminate emotionally disturbing discourses. Professors should.

Thus, companies find it impossible to meet the expectations of a small but hostile and militant progressive workforce, although these expectations inevitably run counter to the interests of millions of customers. (Dave Chappell is very popular with the general public .)

From the outset, it should be considered a best practice to tell employees that the company will ignore unreasonable employee demands regarding speech and expression. These expectations will deprive pre-determined enemy employees of feelings of betrayal, but will also convince customers that excessive anger will never indicate content choice. If there is a single, voluntary corporate policy that can accelerate the cultural war, that is probably it.