Hannah Gadsby has called out Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for 'dragging her' into 'his mess' after he referenced her in a statement defending Dave Chappelle's stand-up special 'The Closer' amid accusations of transphobia and bigotry.
In an Instagram post on Friday, the Australian comedian, who has two comedy specials on the streaming platform that cover homophobia and sexism, offered a scathing response to Sarandos.
Referencing a memo sent to employees that suggested Chappelle and Gadsby's programs offer diverse content to ensure 'marginalised communities aren't defined by a single story', the 43-year-old said she's been 'subjected' to hate online.
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby (pictured) has called out Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for 'dragging her' into 'his mess', after the CEO used her name to defend against claims of transphobia in Dave Chappelle's stand-up special 'The Closer'
'Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn't drag my name into your mess,' Gadsby wrote on Instagram.
'Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappelle's fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.
'You didn't pay me nearly enough to deal with the real world consequences of the hate speech dog whistling you refuse to acknowledge, Ted.
In an Instagram post on Friday, Gadsby, 43, who has two comedy specials on the streaming platform that cover homophobia and sexism, offered a scathing response to Sarandos
Gadsby, who hails from Tasmania, issued the scathing response after Sarandos name-dropped her in his statement to staff this week while defending the anti-LGBTQI views Chappelle is known for in his comedy specials
'F*** you and your amoral algorithm cult … I do sh*ts with more back bone than you.
'That's just a joke! I definitely didn't cross a line because you just told the world there isn't one,' she concluded.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Sarandos for comment in relation to Gadsby's Instagram post.
Gadsby, who hails from Tasmania, issued the scathing response after Sarandos name-dropped her in his statement to staff this week while defending the anti-LGBTQI views Chappelle is known for in his comedy specials.
Dave Chappelle continues to face backlash over the controversial contents of his latest Netflix special, The Closer (pictured), which critics say are transphobic
Netflix boss Ted Sarandos (pictured) has defended 'The Closer' special to his staff, telling them in an email memo this week that 'content on screen doesn't translate to real-world harm'
'We are working hard to ensure marginalised communities aren't defined by a single story. So we have Sex Education, Orange Is The New Black, Control Z, Hannah Gadsby and Dave Chappelle all on Netflix. Key to this is increasing diversity on the content team itself,' Sarandos wrote in his statement.
Activists have been clamoring for removal of Chappelle's title from Netflix, with a number of the company's employees scheduled to stage a walkout in protest.
But others have vigorously defended the comic's special, with the family of Daphne Dorman - a transgender woman and friend of Chappelle's who committed suicide in 2019 - saying that she would have likely found his