Watch the first trailer for Netflix's 'Dear White People'
The first trailer for Netflix’s Dear White People, a TV spin-off of the celebrated 2014 film of the same name, has arrived.
The comedy TV series, which tells the story of how a group of students navigates various forms of discrimination at a predominantly white university, features Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, and Brandon P. Bell, who each starred in the original movie, and is set to debut with 10 episodes on April 28.
Dear White People has been made into a Netflix show I loved the movie so I'm excited!— Drew (@smashleydrew) February 8, 2017
INSANELY excited about DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.— Jackson Lanzing (@JacksonLanzing) February 8, 2017
If you haven't seen the movie, correct that. pic.twitter.com/jksSbDjpY2
The first trailer for "Dear White People" came out today and I'm so fucking excited. pic.twitter.com/KYJVJgdCjN— tamara (@tamaraallard) February 8, 2017
While fans of the 2014 film are excited to see it hit the small screen, others on social media are offended by the whole thing. Also, since the trailer was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday February 8), more than 84,000 people gave it "a thumbs down" while just 4,000 reacted positively. Of the more than 30,000 comments the clip drew, many described it as racist while some users threatened to cancel their Netflix subscription in protest.
Netflix announced a new racist anti-white show called "Dear White People." Would it be OK to make a show called dear black people? No.— Makada(@_Makada_) February 8, 2017
Welp! You can’t please everyone. I’ll be tuning in on April 28.