Susan Rice, the former U.N. ambassador and national security advisor, is joining the board of Netflix.
Rice has faced harsh public scrutiny since her work with the Obama administration, including suggestions made by President Donald Trump during a New York Times interview that she committed a crime while national security advisor, though the piece maintained the president offered no evidence.
Upon news of Rice's Netflix appointment there were calls on social media to boycott Netflix.
Rich's tenacity to stand up against her critics may have been a plus for Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings.
"For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issue with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom," he said in a statement about the appointment.
Rice is currently a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at American University's School of International Service, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times.