Netflix comms chief exits after 'insensitive' comments (updated)

|By:, SA News Editor

The communications chief at Netflix (NFLX -1.1%) is exiting the company amid a controversy over "insensitive" comments.

Jonathan Friedland is out after six years as chief communications officer.

"Leaders have to be beyond reproach in the example we set and unfortunately I fell short of that standard when I was insensitive in speaking to my team about words that offend in comedy," he tweets. "I feel awful about the distress this lapse caused to people at a company I love and where I want everyone to feel included and appreciated."

Updated 5:21 p.m.: CEO Reed Hastings has a long internal memo detailing the situation.

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