When Netflix’s new Marvel show Luke Cage was released on Friday, it’s safe to assume that many who complained about TV’s lack of diversity were pleased.
The show follows ex-convict Carl Lucas, who battles crime in the streets of Harlem with supernatural powers. The main character, as well as others in the series, are black and people of color and some believe the producers are being racist.
“Lack of white people in Luke Cage makes me uncomfortable,” one Twitter user wrote. “This show is racist. How is this on Netflix?”
“I’m not racist, but why is Luke Cage so political,” another person tweeted. “Why do they talk about being black all the time? Where are the white characters?”
Of course, it didn’t take very long for others to respond.
“White people who are like ‘I don’t see race’ are the same people who are like ‘Why are there no white people in Luke Cage. This is racist,’” wrote Twitter user Irl Jan.
You can see other comments about the series below, and from the looks of it this back-and-forth between viewers is just getting started.
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
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
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
If Luke Cage is a 'racist' show because most of the cast is black, what does that make 90% of all the mostly white shows on TV?
— ULTRAGHOLA (@ULTRAGOTHA) October 3, 2016
Anyone complaining that #LukeCage is racist must have never seen an episode of Friends.
— Stephen (@DrTeethPhD) October 4, 2016
#LukeCage will not feature White Tears as a villain next season so all u racist white people sit down.
— Mr. Continental (@M_Fletch) October 3, 2016
The same people getting upset about a lack of white people in Luke Cage are in for a surprise when Black Panther comes out.
— Problematic Prodigy (@maskedProdigy) October 3, 2016
white people who are like "i don't see race" are the same people who are like "why are there no white ppl in luke cage this is racist"
— irl jan (@rhodeytony) October 1, 2016