Netflix culls hundreds of progressive employees in recent round of layoffs

In a move sure to be sending shockwaves among Hollywood’s Democrat elite, streaming powerhouse Netflix recently cut upwards of 300 staffers from its ranks, culling many from the company’s most left-leaning, social justice-oriented projects, as the Daily Mail reports.

Amid reports of financial struggles, the company has sent a number of productions to the chopping block that were designed to call attention to racial and LGBTQ agendas, and while Netflix executives attributed the layoffs to revenue and subscriber concerns, suspicions abound that its leadership may be taking something of a stand against the woke-ism permeating the entertainment industry.

It was announced earlier this month that the streaming giant had even gone so far as to cancel production of an animated offering spearheaded by Meghan Markle, the preternaturally woke member of the British royal family, said to chronicle the adventures of a 12-year-old girl and the inspiration she drew from a series of influential women.

Indeed, that speculation was further stoked by reports that the company issued an internal memo recently addressing complaints from certain staffers about comedian Dave Chappelle’s controversial stance on transgenderism, suggesting that employees unhappy with the freedom of artistic expression afforded to creators like him should seek positions elsewhere, as the New York Post noted.

“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,” stated the memo.

The communication continued, “Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”

According to the Post, Netflix shed a staggering 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of this year, and has projected the loss of another 2 million in the coming few months, a collapse company leaders may have linked to decreased interest in woke nature of much of the content on the platform, such as He’s Expecting, a program about a pregnant transgender male.

That type of programming was recently the subject of criticism from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who opined that the decline in Netflix share value was indeed due to its content and leadership in recent years “being infected by the woke mind virus,” as the Daily Mail added.

Whether the reduction in over-the-top left-wing productions coming out of Netflix was driven simply by the numbers on the balance sheet or a broader recognition of the growing backlash against cultural indoctrination, any shift of this nature is sure to be applauded by millions.