But it isn't Alt-Right trolls that might get the show cancelled before it starts.
Backlash for HBO's slavery series 'Confederate' intensifies on Twitter
But it's one Daily Beast writer Ira Madison III called dangerous in a heated era of increased hate crimes. "This is white nonsense...we finally had an Oscars ceremony where a black film won Best Picture (Moonlight) without having slaves or servants in it," he wrote. "But I guess HBO’s eyes are still fixated on 12 Years a Slave."One tweet in the article:
"It is exhausting to think of how many people at HBO said yes to letting two white men envision modern day slavery. And offensive," tweeted Roxane Gay.
They are far from alone. Twitter at large castigated HBO's decision, resoundingly asking: Why, in such a divided political era (in which the Confederate flag debate still rages on), do we need this show? And why would HBO put such a concept in the hands of two white male show creators who have previously been criticized for a lack of representation of people of color on GOT, and shocking portrayals of rape and violence against women?
Can you imagine how much harmful imagery they're gonna produce?This is literally true. All the slavery movies made young black people hate whites even more.
This is the collapse of the White Progressive. There's no audience for their cultural products anymore. Whites don't want to hear their moral lectures, PoC are tired of their obsession with other White people. When there are many Narratives, there is no main Narrative. A show about the Confederacy would need to appeal to middle class white America. It would be the perfect vehicle for mocking Baizuo. North and South exist side-by-side for 150 years in peace, but now the Baizuo are agitating for war. Slavery isn't legal today, but cheap labor is the next step up from slavery. SJWs are the abolitionists of the current year. And so on...