'Netflix may not be the best place for you': Streaming giant backs 'Artistic Expression'

It comes as employees protest over some of the streaming giant's content

'Netflix may not be the best place for you': Streaming giant backs 'Artistic Expression'

Streaming giant Netflix doubled down its support on artistic expression in its updated company culture guidelines — which now contains a pointed message for employees who may not be supportive of their content.

"Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful," Netflix said. "If you'd find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you."

The message came following employee unrest in the past year — with one of the most notable instances related to Dave Chappelle's controversial stand-up special, "The Closer," which saw employees walkout in protest of the content.

In its updated company culture guidelines, Netflix added an "Artistic Expression" section that attributed its wide variety of shows and movies to the very different tastes and points of view of consumers.

"Not everyone will like—or agree with—everything on our service," said Netflix.

"While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what's appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices."

"As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values," it added.

Despite controversies, Netflix remains the leading streaming giant across the world with over 220 million subscribers.

However, its position on top of the global market was recently shook after it lost 200,000 subscribers between January and March, with another two million subscribers projected to be lost between April and June.

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