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Terra Field: Trans Netflix employee suspended after tweet on Dave Chapelle Special

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Terra Field is a trans-Netflix employee who was suspended after a Twitter thread opposed transphobic comments on Dave Chapelle’s new special, “The Closer,” reported The Verge. Sources told The Verge the suspension was due to Field trying to attend a meeting she was not invited to, the news agency reported.

Field’s LinkedIn page says she is a senior software engineer at Netflix, based in San Francisco, California.

Netflix did not speak to The Verge about the suspension of Field. The Verge was the first news agency to cover the story.

Field didn’t directly comment on the lock, however wrote on Twitter, “I just want to say that I appreciate everyone’s support. You are the best, especially when it gets difficult. “

A few minutes later, she wrote, “Someone I chatted with on Grindr years ago just sent me a message telling me they’re proud of me for standing up for myself. True allies right there. “

Here’s what you need to know:

Field wrote a long one Twitter thread October 6, 2021, in response to comments made by Chapelle about the trans community on his new Netflix special, The Closer. She said Chapelle “attacks the trans community and the validity of transits”.

“Being trans is actually pretty fun when you’re someone who knows about the subject,” she continues. “How can volunteering for a second puberty * not * be fun? But he does not. Our existence is ‘funny’ for him – and if we object to his harm, we are ‘offended’. “

Field continued the thread listing cases of fatal violence against transsexuals. The first tweet in the thread had 13,500 retweets on October 11, 2021.

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