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Jonathan Friedland, Netflix PR chief, sacked over racial slur

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MUMBAI:  Netflix has fired its chief public relations executive Jonathan Friedland for repeatedly using the N-word slur during company meetings.

Friedland first used the word in a meeting with employees and then repeated it in a follow-up discussion with the human resource department. 

‘I’ve made a decision to let go of Jonathan Friedland.  Jonathan contributed greatly in many areas, but his descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity, and is not in line with our values as a company,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated in an email to his employees, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Friedland first joined Netflix in February 2011 after working for Disney. He oversaw media and content publicity for the streamer's original series, films and specials in 190 countries around the world.

Friedland took to Twitter to inform his followers about Netflix and him parting ways after seven years. The company is yet to name his replacement.

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