Elliot Page, who stars in Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ and is transgender, tweeted in protest of the jokes and comments Chappelle made about the trans community during ‘The Closer.’ He said that he stands with the trans, nonbinary and people of color working at Netflix who are “fighting for more and better trans stories and a more inclusive workplace.”

Activist Ashlee Marie Preston also chimed in on the controversy by leading employees from the streaming service on a walk out last Wednesday, October 20. The walk-out was held at Netflix’s office-studio complex in Hollywood.

Preston refutes Chappelle’s claims that he’s ready to speak with the trans community. She says she invited him to talk about the damage she believe he’s inflicted on the LGBTQ+ community. However, she also claims that he chose not to show up for the meeting.

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