Netflix thought they’d get accolades for making so many diverse hires. That strategy backfired when the company had to do layoffs months after launching the fan website Tudum. Now the company is facing public outcry that a number of minority employees lost their jobs.
According to TechCrunch, the company laid off editorial staff from its in-house publication Tudum only five months after launching the new venture. More than ten writers tweeted about being let go, including an editorial manager. The publication indicated that 25 people in Netflix’s marketing department were affected by the decision.
A Netflix spokesperson told the outlet, “Our fan website Tudum is an important priority for the company.”
“It is worth mentioning that Netflix actively recruited Black women and people of color just to lay