Netflix has so many problems on its plate — fleeing subscribers, angry transgenders, knives-out competition — that a boycott by fans of a teen lesbian vampire series seems like a gnat-sized annoyance in comparison.
But their outrage was vociferous enough on Wednesday to cause #CancelNetflix to trend on Twitter after the streamer drove a stake through the heart of First Kill after just one season. The sapphic drama series, which debuted in June, was neither a critical nor popular success, but its premature demise had its loyal followers seeing red.
Some of the show’s fans have accused Netflix of “lesbophobia” and racism, noting that First Kill featured characters who were gay women of color. “Why do y’all hate lesbians so much?” one fan