- After backlash from mainly white critics, âDear White Peopleâ is getting the last laugh.
- The Netflix original series, which is about the role race plays at a fictional Ivy League school earned a coveted 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, as of Tuesday afternoon.Â
Timely, provocative, and sharply written @DearWhitePeople is now #CertifiedFresh with a 100% on the đ #Tomatometer pic.twitter.com/M65UUAhuI4— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 2, 2017
âDear White People,â created and executive produced by Justin Simien, premiered on the streaming platform on Friday.
- When Netflix premiered the trailer in February, a bunch of mad white folks who were offended by the name claimed that the show was anti-white and created the hashtag #BoycottNetflix.
- Despite all signs to the contrary.â
In an April interview, Simien told HuffPost that the backlash actually helped promote his show.Â
This news comes just months after âGet Out,â a horror film about racism within an interracial relationship, debuted with a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The success of âDear White Peopleâ and âGet Out,â two productions explicitly about racism, is very telling of what audiences want to see more of.
Stay mad, racist critics.
@blackvoices: Netflix’s “Dear White People” earns a rare 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes
“Equality feels like oppression to the privileged and thus three benign words send them into a fight for their very existence, which happens to it actually not [being] in any real danger,” Simien said. “This is how a minute long date announcement becomes a distorted call for white genocide in the minds of some people. Despite all signs to the contrary.”
This news comes just months after “Get Out,” a horror film about racism within an interracial relationship, debuted with a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has since dropped down a notch to a still impressive 99 percent score.