Yesterday, Netflix debuted the new trailer for Dear White People, the television adaptation of the cult Justin Simien movie. The trailer itself was fairly benign — it was a trailer version of a post Brian wrote around Halloween, reminding white people what costumes are and are not allowed on Halloween. I have no idea how that supports white genocide, but white supremacists aren’t exactly the brightest bulbs, are they?
At any rate, a bunch of deplorables with Pepe the Frog icons took to Twitter to announce their cancellation intentions.
@netflix how does it feel to alienate over half of your customers? Are you going to take Dear White People off the stream. Issue an apology?— Whitehackle (@deweysteven77) February 8, 2017
Dear White People - I was born white just as you were born black, brown. We don't choose so why do you choose to label us? https://t.co/4Z0oA5HClA— American GVR (@usaforyoubruv) February 8, 2017
Liberals go Crazy when I denounce #WhiteGenocide Liberals want all whites dead. Dear White People - Netflix hates you and supports racism.— Trump Revolution (@TrumpRevoluti0n) February 8, 2017
Dear .@netflix - If you reverse the races & a thing is racist, then the original is, too. Cancelling my service b/c of "Dear White People."— Lupo (@NemoMeLacessit) February 8, 2017
Karma, however, came to this jackass white supremacist who neglected to black-out his email address when posting a screenshot of his cancellation.
RIP MY EMAIL— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) February 8, 2017
Some idiot just added me to 7,000 mailing lists. pic.twitter.com/eBRxiIAgXD
OK WHO TF SIGNED ME UP FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD THAT IS TOO FAR!!! pic.twitter.com/J85iDIsK5A— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) February 8, 2017
How many users will Netflix actually lose? Probably tens. TENS! Who will probably resubscribe as soon as House of Cards is released. Somehow, I doubt Reed Hastings — who has called Donald Trump’s actions “un-American” — isn’t that shook.
Dear White People: Get over yourselves, snowflakes.
FYI: If you're boycotting Netflix because of Dear White People, you're helping the show's creators prove their point.— Genevieve Burgess (@rustyheadedgirl) February 9, 2017
dear white people: "please don't do blackface"— big rat // pinned (@ottabek) February 9, 2017
white people: ITS ANTI-WHITE PROPAGANDA INSTITUTIONALIZED OPPRESSION IS A LIE I AM BEING DISC
The greatest irony of the Dear White People outrage is that white people are LITERALLY reacting like the white people in the movie— 2nd degree Blerd (@Moon_Clinic) February 9, 2017