As popular as the Netflix brand is, one cannot be the Chief Officer of communications and not know how to communicate about sensitive words in a meeting with staff.
Former executive Jonathan Friedland should be completely ashamed of himself and his behavior with the use of the N-word. Friedland announced he was leaving the popular streaming entity after just 7 years.
Could this turn of events mean that there was something to Monique’s claim? Only time will tell!!
Read more as reported by CNN Money:
A top Netflix executive has left the company after he used the N-word in front of colleagues on more than one occasion.
The streaming service’s chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, issued an apology on Twitter Friday and said he’s leaving the company 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,” the tweet reads. “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.”
Variety obtained a copy of a memo Netflix (NFLX)CEO Reed Hastings sent to employees to explain the situation. CNNMoney confirmed the accuracy of the memo through a source familiar with the matter.
It recounts an incident that occurred “several months ago” when Friedland used the N-word during a meeting with Netflix public relations staff during a discussion about “sensitive words.” Several people told him they were offended by his use of the full word, according to Hastings’s memo.
Source: CNN (Money)