Netflix just gave it’s chief communications officer the boot.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Jonathan Friedland, has been fired after repeated use of the N-word.
Friedland apparently first spouted the racial slur in a meeting with staffers, who reported the incident.In a separate meeting to discuss the original meeting where the epithet was used, Friedland thought it’d be ok to again say the N-word. Those are huge errors for a company’s chief communications officer, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took immediate action, firing Friedland. “His descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity,” Hastings said in a statement.
Friedland headed to Twitter to say his goodbyes.
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