People are calling Netflix’s Luke Cage racist against white people.
Many people are calling Netflix’s new series Luke Cage a monster hit. However, there are people who are bashing the show and calling it racist.
In case you missed it, Luke Cage hit Netflix on Friday and centers around a Black man who is given super strength and durability by a sabotaged experiment. He ends up a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. The TV show is set in New York City’s Harlem, a historically black community, which explains why the show features predominately black and Latino people in the show.
But according to some Twitter users, the show is racist because it lacks “diversity”.
Lack of white people in Luke Cage makes me uncomfortable. This show is racist, how is this on Netflix???
??????????????????? (@CommanderLovely) October 2, 2016
Is it me or the new Netflix. Luke Cage a little racist. Notice it’s mostly black where is the diversity. @LIVE_COVERAGE
LiberalsUnited (@RockerThompson) September 28, 2016
im not racist but :/ why is luke cage so political :/ why do they talk about being black all the time :/ where are the white characters :/
MINE’S CHOCOLATE (@apronikas) October 3, 2016
The fact that so many people are calling ‘racist’ seems pretty ironic. Especially, due to the fact that a recent study showed the top 100 grossing films of 2015 featured a non-white character only 26% of the time. In addition, out of those 100 films, there were only 14 that had a person of color as a star or co-star.
Many Twitter users fired back at ‘Luke Cage’ critics.
white people who are like “i don’t see race” are the same people who are like “why are there no white ppl in luke cage this is racist”
irl jan (@rhodeytony) October 1, 2016
Anyone complaining that #LukeCage is racist must have never seen an episode of Friends.
Stephen (@DrTeethPhD) October 4, 2016
Ppl saying Luke Cage is racist bcus its mostly Black are the same ones who saw nothing wrong w Seinfeld & Friends being all white in NY. ?
KANYAZN WEST (@DinoMeas) October 4, 2016