Netflix facing protest after advertising Dear White People

The writer argued that by subscribing to Netflix, one was also subscribing to "white genocide".
By Clint Huston | Feb 11, 2017
People are unsubscribing to Netflix because of a new comedy series.

The satirical comedy series, Dear White People, has drawn criticism for being anti-white and racist. The actual show does not appear on Netflix until April 2017, but the trailer for the show has subscribers dropping Netflix from their monthly bills. The trailer for the show includes the main character, a young black woman, detailing appropriate Halloween costumes for white people. The young woman informs thewhite people that wearing blackface is highly inappropriate. Many took to Twitter to express that they felt the trailer might be portent of white genocide to be portrayed in the show.

"Netflix announced a new anti-white show (Dear White People) that promotes white genocide. I cancelled my account, do the same," tweeted Baked Alaska, an internet personality and former writer for Buzzfeed.

According to Baked Alaska, the show was promoting an anti-white sentiment. The writer argued that by subscribing to Netflix, one was also subscribing to "white genocide".

"I haven't used Netflix in months, but this Dear White People thing was a reminder to cancel my account and save ten bucks," tweeted another user.

"Promote racism and white genocide & you get dropped," posted another.

"To see the sheer threat that people feel over a date announcement video featuring a woman of color (politely) asking not to be mocked makes it so clear why I made this show," responded show creator, Justin Simien. "I want those who are chronically unseen in the culture to feel seen. And I want those willing to extend empathy to experiences unlike theirs to understand their humanity more deeply."




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