That little mishap cost him big
We’re lucky to live in a free country where people can say pretty much whatever they want— as long as it’s not an outright lie or a threat. You can hold any unpopular opinion you choose with no legal consequences, so long as you don’t act on them. But there is something to be said about using hate speech to provoke people, especially if you do it until they’re angry enough to act on their feelings.
One Twitter user refused to continue his Netflix service because of the company’s upcoming new series Dear White People, a show he felt promotes “white genocide.” But when sharing his brave plans to boycott, he forgot to blur out his personal email, and the Internet just couldn’t let it go.
Dear White Person
As soon as Netflix released a trailer for Dear White People, a series about African American students dealing with racial issues at an Ivy League school, alt-right wingers decided that enough was enough.
Some called for a boycott of the video-streaming service, citing the show which they believed to be “anti-white.”
“It just brought more attention to the series. Thanks, white supremacists, you really helped me promote my show. I’m a little grateful, I guess, to the insanity,” stated the show’s creator Justin Simien after the backlash to the satirical comedy series about post-racial America.
The show has become very popular, due in part to the hype all the haters are creating by deleting their Netflix accounts.
Twitter user Baked Alaska, who also got mad about this little show, took to social media to inform the world that he was boycotting Netflix.
His heavily-retweeted statement said: “Netflix announced a new anti-white show (Dear White People) that promotes white genocide. I cancelled my account, do the same. #NoNetflix.”
Those are fighting words! The only problem is that the screenshot he took of his canceled account included his email address. Enter the trolls…