Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word
The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context
Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff.
The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context. "I'm leaving Netflix after seven years. Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy," he tweeted.
"I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated." Former journalist Friedland — not to be confused with Jonathan Freedland, a prominent columnist — had served in communications roles for Disney. Before that he spent 10 years at the Wall Street Journal.
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