Johnathan Friedland, Netflix’s chief communications officer, has been fired from the company after using the N-word in a meeting, according to sources that spoke with The Hollywood Reporter
Friedland, who first joined Netflix in February 2011 as vp global corporate communications, took to Twitter to announce his leave.
“l’m leaving Netflix after seven years,” the Tweet read. “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.”
A replacement for the position has yet to be named.
Prior to Netflix, Friedland served as senior vp corporate communications at The Walt Disney Co.. He was also formerly a foreign correspondent and editor for The Wall Street Journal and Far Eastern Economic Review.