Hulu and other big names hit with backlash amid Black Lives Matter movement
Zoë Kravitz publicly put Hulu on blast
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George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis sparked a renewed fire in the Black Lives Matter movement around the world, with an emphasis placed on individual accountability and a general feeling of "enough is enough."
While some celebrities and companies have used their platforms to properly address racial inequality, many others have really missed the mark and are paying for it.
For example, the major streaming service Hulu has recently been exposed for their lack of diversity following the cancellation of their show ‘High Fidelity’ before its second season. Star of the show Zoë Kravitz, who retold the old story in a female perspective, posted a photo saying farewell. Various celebrities commented with their sadness, including Tessa Thompson who wrote that she’ll miss the show. Kravitz then wrote back a not-so-subtle clapback to the streaming service: “It’s cool. at least hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. oh wait."
A stream of fans celebrated her response, which seems to be the growing reaction to these public call-outs regarding racial justice.
Click through this gallery to see which big names, from celebrities to companies, have come under fire.