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Transgender activist who led protest against Dave Chappelle has a troubling history of racist tweets

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A transgender activist received a lot of press in the media for leading the protest against Netflix over Dave Chappelle's controversial special, but she has her own history of problematic tweets.

The tweets mocking and insulting Hispanics, Asians, and others were documented at the Post Millennial.

Ashlee Marie Preston does not work at Netflix but she helped organize a walkout by employees in opposition to comments Chappelle made on "The Closer," his latest stand-up comedy special.

Preston, who is a black transgender person, fired off numerous tweets assailing Asians and Hispanics, according to the report.

"Asian hoes act like they wont get karate chopped in they muthaf**n throat. What is this hoe staring at? Mind ya beeswax #B**ch," read one tweet.

"Latino and Asian businesses need 2 stop bein ride & f*kn disrespectful, & I kno its A LOT to ask in CA but speak f*kn English 2* #yahisaidit,' read another tweet.

"Just cussed that Asian b***h clean the f**k out...u mess up my order & THEN blame me?? #englishismyfirstlanguage b***h. Never ordern again," tweeted Preston.

Preston addressed the resurfaced tweets in a statement Monday to her social media account.

"It'll take more than tweets from nearly a decade ago, that y'all already weaponized against me 2 years ago, to stop me from doing the work that'll free us ALL, today," tweeted Preston. "This is so old and I've already taken accountability for it. There's no scandal here."

The activist had previously been criticized for the racist and misogynistic tweets after she was highlighted as a surrogate for the failed 2020 presidential campaign of Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Preston said at the time that the "racially insensitive and homophobic" tweets were a result of her addiction to methamphetamine, and apologized.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has defended the company's decision to keep Chappelle's special on its platform by saying that content doesn't lead to real world harm, a central claim to much of the outrage by transgender activists.

Here's the Reuters video report of Preston's protest:

Netflix protest about 'accountability' not 'cancel culture' www.youtube.com

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