Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-wordNetflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context. Former journalist Friedland — not to be confused with Jonathan Freedland, a prominent columnist at the London-based Guardian newspaper — had served in communications roles for Disney.



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