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Michelle Wolf's Netflix show cancelled

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Michelle Wolfe doing stand-up comedy. Photo: FilmMagic/Getty Images

Netflix has cancelled comedian Michelle Wolf's late night show less than three months after the show first aired, reports Mediaite.

Why it matters: Wolf landed her show shortly after her controversial performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner in April. She targeted many of the women on President Trump's staff, including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, joking: "I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye." Those who were critical of Wolf's roast argued her remarks widened the gap between the media and those who distrust it.

Outrage overload hits big business

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It's not just Washington that's burning in a seemingly perpetual cauldron of outrage. Global executives are still obsessing about how to get ahead of the next viral crisis, with mixed success. 

Why it matters: Some incidents, such as the furor after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this year, can force positive brand and societal change. Others are the corporate equivalent of WHCD hot takes: moments that would (and arguably should) have passed largely without comment are now occupying ever larger chunks of senior management's time. 

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