Netflix reinstates Terra Field, activist who spoke out against Dave Chappelle

A Netflix employee who went viral for bashing the streaming service’s new Dave Chappelle special was reinstated Tuesday.

Terra Field, who is trans, was reportedly suspended for attending a quarterly meeting for directors and vice presidents.

Fields tweeted, “Netflix has reinstated me after finding that there was no malafide intention in attending my (quarterly business review) meeting.” “I’m going to take a few days off to decompress and try to figure out where I am. At least, I feel right.”

The field included a screenshot of a statement documenting the company’s reinstatement.

“Our investigation did not find that the QBR attended the meeting with any ulterior motive and that you did not actually think that there was anything wrong with reaching this meeting,” the statement said. “Additionally when a director shared the link he further supported that it was a meeting you could attend.”

A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the resumption and told The Post that the suspension had nothing to do with Fields’ tweet about Chappelle’s “The Closer.”

Netflix reveals Field's suspension had nothing to do with criticism of Dave Chappelle's special "near."
Netflix reported that Fields suspension had nothing to do with criticism of Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer.”

Two other employees suspended for the same issue have also been reinstated and Netflix will “distribute comprehensive guidance regarding meetings and clarify which ones,” the spokesperson said.

The company denied a day earlier that it had suspended anyone for tweeting about the show.

“Our employees are encouraged to disagree openly and we support their right to do so,” the spokesperson said.

Field criticized the Chappelle special in a series of tweets after the special was posted on October 5.

Dave Chappelle Inn "near."
Dave Chappelle in ‘The Closer’.

“We launched another Chapel Special where it attacks the trans community, and the legitimacy of transness — all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups,” Fields said.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said the company would not remove the controversial but popular comedy from its service, citing “artistic freedom” in an email to employees after the controversy.

Chappelle responded to the controversy during an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.

“If it’s going to be cancelled, I love it,” he said.


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