After the announcement of the controversial series, users threatened to boycott Netflix

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Netflix strives to release quality content every week, winning fans over with movies and series of the most diverse genres. However, not all projects on the platform achieve the desired success, and some of them cause controversy even before they begin.

This is the case for the reality show Hype House, which, soon after its official announcement, sparked an uproar among many of the platform’s customers, who also called for a boycott of the production and Netflix.

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But why did the hype house revolt so many Netflix fans? What’s the problem with reality shows?

We’ve explained everything you need to know about the controversy below; Check it out below!

Do you know the Hindi meaning of hype house? The term describes a group of TikTok app influencers who live together in a mansion and accumulate millions of followers on the social network.

With the group’s success on the Internet, Netflix decided to offer a reality show for “content creators”. The announcement was made on the platform’s official Twitter page on April 22.

Kauvar Anon, Nikita Dragun, Sienna May Gomez, Chase Hudson, Larry Merritt, Thomas Petro, Alex Warren, and Jack Wright – better known as Hype House – will star in an unreleased series that explores their lives (and their relationships). Will reveal a side. The public rarely has access,” the platform’s post said.

Seems like a flawless project, doesn’t it? So what is the reason for such a big controversy?

Part of the controversy surrounding Hype House pertains to controversies made by members of the “collective” and participants of the Netflix series.

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For example, Tony Lopez was accused of sexual abuse and pedophilia in early 2021. TikTok will not be a part of the series, but still, it is still a member of the Hype House.

Netflix subscribers also denounced the platform’s decision to offer reality shows to a group of “artists” who didn’t care in the slightest about the Covid-19 pandemic, throwing parties and in the worst moments of the pandemic. also continued to produce the material. in the United States of America.

Furthermore, some members of the Hype House who tested positive for coronavirus did not disclose the diagnosis to other members, continued to live in the mansion and put the health of hundreds of people at risk.

Because of the platform’s controversial decision and all the controversy surrounding members of the Hype House, some Netflix subscribers claimed they would unsubscribe.

A user on the social network said, “Netflix is ​​doing a series on TikTok influencers, it’s time to cancel my subscription.”

Others blasted the stage by canceling many quality productions and offering such a “junk” look to the public.

“You guys cancel so many good shows after one season, and then give us a reality show full of garbage like this? Virtually no one asked for it,” commented another customer.

Meanwhile, an online petition to cancel the launch of Netflix’s Hype House has already garnered over 9,000 signatures.

“Why did Netflix give a series to these boring, boring, unrealistic, talentless and privileged people? No one wants that!” the petition said.

For now, Hype House is scheduled to debut on Netflix in the second half of 2021.

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About the author: Will Smith

Will covers public and private tech markets from New York. He was previously a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, and prior to that was a reporter at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has received a Journalist of the Year award from the L.A. Press Club and an investigative reporting award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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