Ukraine's culture minister has slammed Netflix's original series “ Emily in Paris” and called it offensive, the Daily Mail reported.
The minister of culture, Oleksandr Tkachenko, said that the series’ portrayal of Ukrainians was super inappropriate and offensive.
Ukraine's culture minister blasts 'offensive' Netflix show Emily in Paris: Politician says 'ignorant' drama portrays Ukrainian women as thieves who 'want everything for free'https://t.co/QK0eNFNbiT— Mass Formation Poso (@JackPosobiec) January 2, 2022
In the second season of ‘Emily in Paris’, a Ukrainian character, called Kyiv-native Petra, appeared in one of the scenes trying to steal some clothes from one of the malls in France.
Tkachenko slammed the stereotype that the show has represented about Ukrainian people and described it as ‘unacceptable’. According to the minister, between the 1990s and 2000s, Ukrainians were always represented as gangsters and despite the fact that this stereotype phenomenon was abolished; ‘Emily in Paris’ has turned the issue back to the lights.
Ukraine’s culture minister blasts Emily in Paris over ‘unacceptable’ stereotype— Taras Kuzio 🇬🇧🇮🇪🇪🇺🇺🇦 (@TarasKuzio) January 3, 2022
Oleksandr Tkachenko has complained to Netflix about the insulting ‘caricature’ of the character Petra in the much-derided hit show’s second series https://t.co/jq7A7u6xPG
The minister of culture said in a statement: 'Is this how Ukrainians will be seen abroad? Ones who steal, want to get everything for free, be afraid of deportation? This should not be so.'
Furthermore, researcher Olga Matveieva added: 'Nationality-based stereotyping not only provokes disbalance but maintains aggressions. Let's make peace, not offensive jokes.'
Has any told him it’s just a TV show?!? How far have we fallen as a species that people don’t understand that what they see on TV is NOT reality. And he’s the “Cultural Minister”? Don’t show him Star Wars or he’s going to think there’s a threat coming from space. 😆— Punch Drunk Yeti (@anderberg77) January 2, 2022
Various reactions about the minister’s statement emerged on social media with some saying that it wasn’t representing Ukrainian people and it's just a T.V. show as one said: “people don’t understand that what they see on TV is NOT reality. And he’s the “Cultural Minister”? Don’t show him Star Wars or he’s going to think there’s a threat coming from space.”
While other people defended the culture minister saying that the shows must not depict stereotypes in reference to any nation.
Thanks @Netflix for the "amazing" and "incredibly funny" image of the ukrainian woman in your new season of Emily in Paris. Hope you will lose more subscribers in Ukraine.— KrisKuliv (@KKuliv) December 22, 2021
About Emily in Paris:
Emily in Paris is an American dramedy streaming series created by Darren Star for Netflix. In the two season show, actress Lily Collins plays Emily Cooper, who is a 29 year old American who moves from Chicago to Paris for a social media strategy job at Savoir.
© 2000 - 2023 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)