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Nailed It! host Nicole Byer called out the streaming service on Twitter.
A Twitter user tweeted an image of a Netflix thumbnail for the hit baking show.
The thumbnail doesn't include a photo of Byer, but rather head judge Jacques Torres and assistant director Weston Bahr. Both Jacques and Wes are white men.
Byer took to Twitter to address the concerns over the thumbnail image, but deleted her messages after :
"If Netflix didn't sign my checks and give me a huge platform and opportunity to showcase my comedy. I would talk about how fucked up and disrespectful this is to me a black woman. Also how black women are a lot of times erased from many different conversations."
"I would talk about how it makes me know my true value as the host of the show where I work incredibly hard to elevate the material given to me. Lot of moments people love are improvised."
"I would talk about how this essentially white washing for more views. But they sign my checks and I'm honestly so happy and greatful [sic] to and for the show and no sarcasm I love my job and wish to keep it so I'll be quiet."
"To be clear. I know there are thumbnails with and without my face... This one just seems for lack of a better word deliberate. Again I love my job."
I deleted my last set of tweets bc I talked to one the execs on my show about it and the thrilling conclusion is the removal of the image and a conversation about how the thumbnails are made and selected that I’m happy with.— nicole byer (@nicolebyer) May 29, 2019