Fox News host Jesse Watters on Friday noted during a segment of his “Primetime” show that some American corporations are finally taking stands against tiny minorities of very vocal ‘woke’ employees who are perpetually offended, predicting that it will turn out well for them in the end.
In particular, Watters applauded streaming giant Netflix for a “Culture” memo the company issued to employees last week informing them in no uncertain terms that if they don’t like some of the content being produced by the company, they can look elsewhere for employment.
“People need to get away from all the politics and division, whether it’s with sports, comedy, music or whatever. The majority of us just want a diversion to turn off all the noise. But when large companies start fighting the culture wars and ignoring the mission, which is business, people start looking for alternatives,” he said.
“It’s that simple. And good leaders understand that. They know it’s not worth sinking into the woke muck just to make a handful of people happy. No one’s ever happy and no one ever respects people that cave,” Watters continued.
“Today, the streaming service Netflix took a stand, putting out a memo to its employees, 11,000 of them, saying they aren’t going to take tiny little stands over every single piece of content they put out.
“They’re not going to cave to the left who complain about this comedian or this actor. They’re just going to go about their business. And if you’re not happy with it, well, maybe you should find yourself a new job,” the host noted further. “What an amazing idea! Letting the viewers decide.
“Thank you. It’s about time companies started treating us like adults. This memo was a direct response to some whiny employees who just a few months ago were protesting and crying over the company airing a Dave Chappelle special, all because he made some jokes that didn’t like,” he said.
“You don’t have a right in this country to not be offended. If you don’t want to work for a company, find a new job. These people were trying to twist the boss’s arms into getting their way, and they didn’t care if the company ended up having a worse product or less revenue,” Watters noted.
“All they cared about was forcing their lack of sense of humor on the rest of us. But Netflix, they couldn’t care less. They’re telling their employees, we’re not picking sides. You can go out and fight in the culture war if you want, but if it keeps you from doing your job, go work somewhere else,” the host noted.
He went on to note that earlier this year, wokester leftists tried to force Spotify to cancel its top podcaster, Joe Rogan, with the company refused to do. He then played a clip of Rogan during his podcast last week in which he talked about a business owner friend who had an employee tell her recently they needed a “mental health day” to ‘deal with’ the leaked Supreme Court draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
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“If you don’t want to watch Dave Chappelle, watch something else. You don’t have to keep me from watching it. It’s smart corporate business. When you put it out there and then you can watch whatever,” Watters added.
In the updated Netflix Culture memo has a new section called “Artistic Expression.” Netflix says the company will not “censor specific artists or voices” even if employees whine that the content is “harmful.”
“If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you,” the memo said.
“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,” the memo stated.