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Netflix comms supervisor Jonathan Friedland sacked over 'N-word'

Netflix comms supervisor Jonathan Friedland sacked over 'N-word'


Netflix has let go its head of correspondences over his utilization of the "N-word". 

In an inner notice, Chief Executive Reed Hastings apologized to staff for not acting sooner.

He said the remarks demonstrated a "profound absence of comprehension".

Jonathan Friedland wrote in a tweet: "I feel terrible about the trouble this pass caused to individuals at an organization I cherish."

He had been at the video gushing firm since 2011.

"Pioneers must be blameless in the illustration we set, and shockingly I missed the mark regarding that standard when I was harsh in addressing my group about words that outrage in satire," he said.

The notice from Mr Hastings was first distributed by The Hollywood Reporter - its credibility has been affirmed by the BBC.

"His expressive utilization of the N-word on no less than two events at work indicated unsuitably low racial mindfulness and affectability," the note to all staff read.

'Horrendous abnormality' 

Mr Hastings definite two occasions when Mr Friedland was said to have utilized the hostile term.

The primary episode was at a gathering with the advertising group to talk about delicate words.


"A few people a while later revealed to him how improper and destructive his utilization of the N-word was, and Jonathan apologized to those that had been in the gathering," Mr Hastings composed.

"We trusted this was a horrendous peculiarity never to be rehashed."

In any case, a couple of days after the fact the term was utilized again - this time at a gathering of dark representatives at the organization.

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Mr Hastings said he just as of late heard in regards to the second episode. He went ahead to adulate Mr Friedland's commitment to the organization, which is today worth around $180bn (£135bn).

"Jonathan has been an incredible giver and he assembled a differing worldwide group making mindfulness for Netflix, reinforcing our notoriety around the globe, and helping make us into the effective organization we are today.

"A significant number of us have worked intimately with Jonathan for quite a while, and have blended feelings. Shockingly, his absence of judgment around there was too enormous for him to remain."

In a tweet in this manner erased, Mr Friedland expressed: "Ascend high, fall quick. All on two or three words."