ZodGory (zodgory) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Television Writer Blasts Netflix for Racist Exploitation and Abuse

Netflix recently put out a trailer for their upcoming series Grand Army with the logline: Together We Rise. Together We Rage. The show is a "gritty" YA drama about five high school students who struggle with sexual, racial and economic politics.

Writer Ming Peiffer, blasted them on Twitter for this exploitive marketing and revealed how the WOC writers were mistreated by the platform.

"Me and the 3 writers of color who worked on the show quit due to racist exploitation and abuse. The show runner and creator went full Karen and called Netflix hr on the Black writer in the room for getting a haircut. Yes you read that correctly. Who wants to interview us?

'It matters who hears you, who says ‘I understand’' this shit just writes itself. Really heard & understood us when we told you how exploitative the show was. Tried to underpay the LatinX writer who just won an Emmy meanwhile creator had never worked in tv b4 but the 3 of us had

Sorry 2, 3 writers including me. Aforementioned tweet is just top of the iceberg. I’m sickened they chose this wording for the tweet and are whoring around the American flag in the trailer as though anything about this project was united"

She's had several writers for trade outlets reply to her tweets and request an interview.

Tags: film screenwriter, netflix, race / racism, television promo / stills
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