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Folks Irate About ‘Dear White People’ Series, Ditch Netflix Subscriptions Over ‘Reverse Racism’

White people are angrily canceling their Netflix subscriptions after the premiere date for “Dear White People” was announced.

Many took to Twitter to proudly declare they would boycott the series based on the 2014 film of the same name, citing supposed anti-white sentiment. The trailer, which debuted Wednesday, Feb. 8, shows a Black college radio host’s issue with white students dressing up in blackface for Halloween.

But when alt-right Twitter user Anthime Gionet — also known as Tim Treadstone and his handle @BakedAlaska — saw the promo, he jumped on board with the movement for white people to cancel their Netflix accounts in protest.

https://twitter.com/bakedalaska/status/829424970677641216

Others also encouraged white folks to ditch the streaming giant.

https://twitter.com/PITA444/status/829571374955974656

https://twitter.com/IWillNutInsideU/status/829407952578637824

Many took issue with the trailer for purportedly supporting (the myth) of reverse racism, with @BakedAlaska going so far as to compare it to white genocide.

https://twitter.com/latinaafortrump/status/829430185518886914

https://twitter.com/bakedalaska/status/829430296567111680

Black Twitter reacted to the boycott with humor, largely seeing the movement as an overreaction.

https://twitter.com/angryblackhoemo/status/829557916030160898

Creator Justin Simien, who also wrote and directed the film that starred Tessa Thompson, responded to the negativity on Facebook.

“I feel strangely encouraged,” he said in part. “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.”

“Dear White People” will premiere on Netflix Friday, April 28.

When the first trailer for the film dropped, I’ll admit the deluge of claims that I was a reverse racist and a “piece of…

Posted by Justin Simien on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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