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Netflix employee who was suspended after Dave Chappelle criticism is reinstated
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A software engineer who was suspended by Netflix after she criticized Dave Chappelle’s standup special for what she claimed were anti-transgender jokes in a viral tweet and then attended a quarterly meeting meant for higher-ups said she has been reinstated.
Terra Field, who identifies as a transgender woman, tweeted earlier this month that the comedian attacked the "very validity of transness" during his show and tried to "pit us against other marginalized groups."
Field tweeted that the company reinstated her "after finding that there was no ill-intent in my attending the [quarterly business review] meeting. I've included the statement I requested below. I'm going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I'm at. At the very least, I feel vindicated."
Netflix confirmed Field's reinstatement to Fox Business and reiterated that she was not suspended for tweeting but rather for attending the meeting meant for directors and vice presidents.
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"We will be distributing broader guidance about meetings and clarifying which are for which people," the spokesperson said.
"It is absolutely untrue to say that we have suspended any employee for tweeting about this show," the spokesperson said in a statement. "Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so."