There are few things we love more in this world than a good ol’ cheesy rom-com, and Netflix is usually our go to place to search.
From 13 Going On 30 to 10 Things I Hate About You, we’ll pretty much sit through anything.
But it seems as if Netflix’s brand new original movie is ruffling a few feathers before it even hits the streaming service, and viewers are less than pleased.
The trailer, which dropped earlier this week, shows high school student Jodi struggle to fit in with her class mates due to her height – leaving some people a bit miffed about the ‘minority’ the movie is choosing to represent.
Now, we’re sure it was unintentional, but it does seem a tad tone deaf on the producers behalf to hone in on a stigma such as height, when there are far more pressing matters at hand in schools these days – with one YouTube comment calling them out for highlighting ‘stereotypes that are literally non existent’
Some more viewers took to social media to have their say, and most people were saying the same thing.
is this new netflix show REALLY trying to equate the experience of a tall white girl to hate speech endured by actual minorities…… just accept the giraffe jokes and keep it pushing bitch no one cares https://t.co/SI6mxUthG1
— emanuel (@abstractruiz) August 29, 2019
every time i see this it kills me that the young, Black girl with the colorful box braids is going so hard for a white cis woman whose hardship is that she’s tall. https://t.co/vOlOiUBliL
— petty mayonnaise (@NuuYawkerr) August 31, 2019
netflix cancelled the get down to make a show about a tall white girls supposed oppression no words pic.twitter.com/uzPc79z0Vb
— han (@spideyshuris) August 30, 2019
there are so many other categories of humans to talk about + educate others on and they chose tall girls??? what??
— crystal shaw thomas (@crystalxshaw) August 31, 2019
But of course, there were some that jumped to the movie’s defense, pointing out that we might just be reading too much into it…
Tall girl is a rom-com for young girls about body positivity. Is really not that deep and it really doesn't need this much hate! When did making a movie for young girls telling them love their differences was such a bad thing? What did I miss?
— jimena (@queensofnowhere) August 30, 2019
Thank u for ur tweet. I'm 6'3 and its fucking annoying how everybody is reacting already about this movie. YES REALLY tall girls exist and YES we are bullied, we feel insecure and all that shit…
— Yve (@lemonadyonce) August 31, 2019
The movie comes out on September 13th when you can make your mind up for yourselves.
Will you be watching?