On Friday Luke Cage dropped on Netflix. The story follows the sexy Marvel character (who also happens to be Jessica Jones’ hubby) and his life in New York City’s Harlem. The show is arguably Marvel’s blackest show — kudos to Marvel for finally representing people who aren’t just white dudes. Apparently, the Internet doesn’t share the same sentiment.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, though Columbia University has taken over much of the area in recent years, Harlem is a historically black community. It should be no surprise that much of the cast is predominately black and Latino for this reason alone, yet apparently, it is a surprise to the Internet.
Twitter has slammed Luke Cage for its lack of diversity (because white people apparently don’t get enough representation in pop culture as it is).
Lack of white people in Luke Cage makes me uncomfortable. This show is racist, how is this on Netflix???
— ᴇʟᴇᴄᴛʀɪᴄ★ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʏʟᴀɴᴅ (@CommanderLovely) October 2, 2016
Is it me or the new Netflix. Luke Cage a little racist. Notice it's mostly black where is the diversity. @LIVE_COVERAGE
— LiberalsUnited (@RockerThompson) September 28, 2016
im not racist but :/ why is luke cage so political :/ why do they talk about being black all the time :/ where are the white characters :/
— MINE'S CHOCOLATE (@apronikas) October 3, 2016
And this person who can’t particularly spell likes the show despite its “racist” undertones.
marvel so racist in this luke cage show but it's bool cause it's a great show.
— TREVELL HUD$ON (@trevellhudson) October 1, 2016
But some people on Twitter recognize how ridiculous it is to claim that Luke Cage is racist. Thank the Lord there is some sanity left in the world!
Folks complaining that Luke Cage is racist bc all black cast. Have you ever watched tv? Shows are so white they needs sunscreen on the reg.
— Chris Lash (@Chris_Lash) October 5, 2016
People are trying to say Luke Cage is racist when we got The Office, Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld should I keep going..? The argument is stupid
— Burak Obama (@Obeezy__) October 5, 2016