Earlier this month, Netflix signaled they may be hopping off the woke wagon, when an internal memo leaked warning woke employees that the streaming giant might not be the best place for them to work.
“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,” read the memo, titled “Netflix Culture — Seeking Excellence.”
“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful,” the communiqué continued. “If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 —and many blame the company’s foray into woke programming. But now it sounds like Netflix may be adjusting its content strategy. Case in point: “Snowflake Mountain.”
From the New York Post:
Netflix’s latest reality series sends a group of clueless 20-something spoiled brats into the wilderness.
Called “Snowflake Mountain” and premiering June 22, the show takes 10 overindulged “kidults” who refuse to grow up, fail to do chores to help their families or roommates, freeload off their wealthy parents, and don’t work steady jobs.
Among these pampered Gen Zers, there’s a wannabe influencer (of course); a vegan who loves admiring her own reflection in the mirror; a 22-year-old aspiring model; a 24-year-old who still lives at home with her parents, refuses to help around the house, and has been fired from every job; a 25-year-old British party girl who lives with her mom and dad and doesn’t work; a 23-year-old college dropout who dreams of being a pro wrestler; a 25-year-old self-proclaimed “Disney princess” who refuses to leave the home she shares with her parents, and an unemployed 26-year-old who spends $500 of his parents’ money per week on manicures and facials.
The streaming giant has also cleaned house of certain woke programs that were in various stages of development. From Pluralist:
Netflix has pulled the plug on several animated projects, including “Wings of Fire,” from executive producer Ava DuVernay; “Antiracist Baby,” a series aimed at preschoolers; and “With Kind Regards From Kindergarten,” a film tailored to youngsters.
The streaming service also scrapped “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” a documentary intended to serve as a companion piece to “Stamped From the Beginning, which is a hybrid documentary and scripted feature that delves into race in the United States. “Stamped From the Beginning” is still moving forward and is currently in post-production.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 27, 2022