The first trailer for Netflix's 'Dear White People' is upsetting broflakes everywhere

It's been accused of being racist, even though the comedy is ultimately about bridging divides

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 09 February 2017 15:13 GMT

Netflix dropped the first trailer for its new comedy series Dear White People today, and already broflakes (what I’ve decided to call MAGA hat-wearing dudes who complain about “snowflakes” but are themselves overly sensitive) are cancelling their accounts.

You can see a bunch of tweets below, but they generally either A) claim the show is racist against white people B) claiming it calls for 'white genocide' (whatever that is) or C) ask “How would you feel if someone started a Dear Black People?”, the latter being particularly hilarious as that is literally a quote from the original film, which tackles this issue head on.

The Netflix trailer is pretty vauge on plot - intentionally, I think - but a look at the trailer for the Justin Simien-directed, crowdfunded film it’s been adapted from shows that the whole thing is actually about bridging divides between races, and satirising people on both sides of race debates.

Dear White People, which stars Tessa Thompson (Westworld), will consist of 10 episodes and has yet to be given a release date.

Its synopsis is as follows: “Based on the acclaimed indie film, the series satirises “post-racial” America as students of colour navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college."

Watch the trailer for that original indie film below:

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