Netflix released a new show called Luke Cage. The show is about a black man who lives in Harlem. And for that people are calling it racist.
White people are complaining that the show is racist because the majority of the characters are black. I mean, I guess it doesn’t matter that it takes place in a historically black community so it makes complete sense to cast it realistically with characters that are black and Latinx.
“Lack of white people in Luke Cage makes me uncomfortable. This show is racist, how is this on Netflix???”
Yup, that is an actual tweet that someone posted. Here’s another…
“Is it me or the new Netflix. Luke Cage a little racist. Notice it’s mostly black where is the diversity”
Oh so now you want to talk about diversity? Interesting.
You know, while this is happening, I don’t hear anyone complaining about Scarlett Johansson recently being cast as a Japanese woman in Ghost in a Shell. Oh no. That’s perfectly okay right. You have no problem with white washing and eliminating the culture of minorities but once you’re not the center of attention you cry victim. Cause that’s what this is about right? Lack of representation (in one tv show)? Do you not realize that this is the exact same story that minorities have been trying to draw attention to since basically forever? That even with Luke Cage having a majority black cast there are still tons of tv shows, movies and books that have little to no minorities at all?
And it’s not like there’s just zero white people whatsoever. They’re are there, they have speaking roles. Get the fuck over yourself and accept the fact that everything isn’t about you. I mean seriously, minorities find something to celebrate and then privileged little brats have to rain on the parade. Shut the fuck up and if you don’t like it, don’t watch.