Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Earns A Rare 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

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  • After backlash from mainly white critics, “Dear White People” 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. 
    Timely, provocative, and sharply written @DearWhitePeople is now #CertifiedFresh with a 100% on the 🍅 #Tomatometer pic.twitter.com/M65UUAhuI4— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 2, 2017

    “Dear White People,” 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.”
    In an April interview, Simien told HuffPost that the backlash actually helped promote his show. 
    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 success of “Dear White People” and “Get Out,” 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.

Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Earns A Rare 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes