Netflix’s new original series “Dear White People” has struck a nerve with some of its subscribers and has many people threatening to cancel their subscriptions.
Following netflix’ announcement on the premiere date for the satirical comedy, many subscribers took to Twitter to bash the new series they labeled as “anti-White” and “racist.”
According to DailyNews, many tweeted that they were canceling their Netflix subscriptions and urged users to boycott the company.
“Promote racism and white genocide & you get dropped,” one user posted.
“I haven’t used Netflix in months, but this Dear White People thing was a reminder to cancel my account and save ten bucks,” another wrote.
A former writer for Buzzfeed, Baked Alaska, tweeted that the show was “promoting anti-white content” and told users that they were “supporting white genocide.” by having a membership with the popular streaming service.
“Netflix announced a new anti-white show (Dear White People) that promotes white genocide,” he posted. “I cancelled my account, do the same.”
In response to the backlash the show has been receiving, creator of the series, Justin Simien, wrote a Facebook post where he said he was “strangely encouraged” by the criticism because it proves why he wanted to make the show in the first place.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
Dear White People starts April 28th on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.