Netflix‘s top spokesman fired over use of racial term

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – CEO says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word.

The spokesman, , confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy.

In a memo to employees, published by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by , says used the word twice – first in a meeting of public relations staff several months ago about sensitive words. wrote that several people told how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the word was.

says , who is white, later repeated the word with human resources staff trying to address the original incident. wrote the second incident “confirmed a deep lack of understanding.”

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