A scene from Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia has gone viral after viewers criticised the “embarrassing” dialogue.
The show, which Rolling Stone described as “the new Gilmore Girls, dialled up to 11”, follows 15-year-old Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her relationship with her mother Georgia (Brianne Howey) after they move to a small town in New England.
In the scene, Ginny gets into an argument about racial identity with Hunter (Mason Temple), who like her is biracial.
“You don’t get it,” Ginny tells Hunter. “You are closer to white than I’ll ever be.”
“Together we make a whole white person,” he replies.
“Your favourite food is cheeseburgers and I know more Mandarin than you do, you’re barely even Asian,” Ginny says.
“Sorry I’m not Chinese enough for you,” Hunter says. “But I’ve never seen you pound back jerk chicken. Last time I checked, Brody twerks better than you. And I liked your poem, but your bars could use a little more work, homie. So really, how black are you then?”
Hunter then says that the pair could play a game of “oppression olympics”.
The clip went viral after it was shared on Twitter with the caption: “I’m done with Netflix.” It has been retweeted nearly 30,000 times.
“NOW WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS??? THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE????” one comment read.
As a biracial person for the last 34 years, I...have never had a conversation like this with any of my biracial or multiracial friends or acquaintances. I don't rep all biracial folks but this is really, really not a thing, at least not for me.— Whitney Hill | Award-Winning Fantasy Author (@write_wherever) February 25, 2021
This is just so cringe 😬🙅🏾♀️
“I have never seen you pound back jerk chicken” pic.twitter.com/ULnQYde73N— . (@thechuuzus) February 25, 2021
Just two people talking how people talk— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) February 26, 2021
“‘Brody twerks better than you’.. so all black women are supposed to twerk,” one commenter wrote, while another replied: “It’s the stereotypes for me.”
“Just two people talking how people talk,” joked YouTuber Justin Whang.
“Dear god.... this was embarrassing to watch,” one tweet read.
“As a biracial person for the last 34 years, I... have never had a conversation like this with any of my biracial or multiracial friends or acquaintances. I don’t rep all biracial folks but this is really, really not a thing, at least not for me,” another commenter wrote. “This is just so cringe.”
“It’s interesting to watch actors try to deal with dialogue informed solely by online interaction instead of how people actually talk in real life,” another tweet read.
The Independent has contacted Netflix for comment.
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