Netflix PR chief fired for using N-word in meeting

by Staff, June 24th, 2018

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.

Jonathan Friedland with Reed Hastings
Netflix CEO and founder, Reed Hastings, right, with Jonathan Friedland, left.
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.

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