Update: Sources say that Friedland used the n-word in a meeting with other Netflix staffers, some of whom later reported the incident https://t.co/4v2yANq7sm— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 22, 2018
After six years in the role, Johnathan Friedland is gone from romcom streaming giant, Netflix, after using improper, insenstive and, y'know, racist, language at a meeting.
Other Netflix staffers reported the incident.
He went to twitter.
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. I feel honored to have built a brilliant and diverse global team and to have been part of our collective adventure.— jonathan friedland (@jsf33) June 22, 2018
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I remember another higher-up at the company pooh-pooing diversity not so long ago so this is totally unsurprising. Too bad he'll leave richer than one person needs to be.