The new Netflix series Ginny & Georgia, which is currently number one on the daily chart, is getting backlash for a scene in which two biracial characters talk about stereotypes.
The series has been compared to Gilmore Girls and follows a 15-year-old mixed race teen named Ginny (Antonia Gentry) who moves to a small town in New England with her 30-year-old mother Georgia (Brianne Howey).
A scene that is going viral on Twitter involved Ginny getting into an argument about race with her friend Hunter, played by Mason Temple.
“You don’t get it. You are closer to white than I’ll ever be,” Ginny says to Hunter. He replies, “Together we make a whole white person.”
“Your favorite food is cheeseburgers and I know more Mandarin than you do, you’re barely even Asian,” Ginny says in response.
Hunter then says, “Sorry I’m not Chinese enough for you. But I’ve never seen you pound back jerk chicken. Last time I checked, Brody twerks better than you. And I liked your poem, but your bars could use a little more work, homie. So really, how black are you then?”
After Ginny appears to be shocked and disgusted, she replies, “Excuse me?” Hunter then says, “What? Literally, what. Because if we’re going to play that game, let’s do it. Oppression Olympics, let’s go.”
One tweet with the video clip of the scene has been viewed 4.7 million times so far. “I’m done with netflix,” the person who tweeted it said.
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