Yesterday folks on social media was threatening to boycott Nextflix over the new ‘Dear White People’.
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Dear White People, which at its core is about identity, is a satirical look at students of color navigating a “post-racial America” at the fictional Winchester University. When the film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, it was before the events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement and the controversial election that shined a light on the racial divide in the nation — and in some ways, this boycott is just highlighting the themes of the story.
The creator speaks out in an interview with ET.
“For me, it was really profound, encouraging in a weird way,” Simien tells ET on Thursday, while in New York City to promote the new series, the trailer of which has now been viewed over 530,000 times in its first 24 hours.
“It just brought more attention to the series. Thanks, white supremacists, you really helped me promote my show,” he jokingly continued, adding: “I’m a little grateful, I guess, to the insanity.”