Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Actor Blasted on Twitter After Racist Tweet Surfaces
Netflix released “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” last Friday and while some viewers found the movie to be funny and charming, others are criticizing it after one of its actors’ offensive tweets resurfaced.
London-based @Seb_Paradise called out Netflix and series author Jenny Han for casting 22-year-old actor Israel Broussard, who tweeted “Dogs can sense earthquakes. Too bad Japan ate them all” in July 2011 just months after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami which killed around 16,000 people in Japan.
“Instead of offering condolences, Broussard chose to racially insult Japanese people. This just shows how much he values Asians,” Seb said in another tweet.
Instead of offering condolences, Broussard chose to racially insult Japanese people. This just shows how much he values Asians.
He accused Broussard of being “an alt-right nutjob,” citing @moya_Im’s post about the young actor’s recent likes on Twitter, which included “pro Trump, pro Ben f*cking Shapiro, anti Muslims, blacks and women” tweets.
Of course, we already know about this: https://t.co/NK4KkAp7ob You know what they say, art imitates life. Why the hell did Netflix and Han endorse someone who is effectively an alt-right nutjob?
Seb further called Broussard “textbook alt-right garbage” while giving another example of the actor’s now-deleted tweets.
He also called out Netflix and Han for forcing the Asian community to support “an absolute perversion” of a film.
This is not the first time Broussard has been blasted for his social media presence. The actor appeared to post anti-Black Lives Matter tweets and support for Donald Trump in 2016, according to PopBuzz.
Other netizens in the community shared Seb’s sentiments about “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”:
No, Asian women don’t always have to date Asian men nor do Asian women always have to date white men. It’s almost as if this topic is much more complex. #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore
i seriously can’t believe the main character in #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore is named LAURA JEAN. Jenny REALLY wanted to write a romance for a white girl but had to make her asian in order for it to be a self insert fiction
I find it funny that Asian girls are justifying an Anglo last name for a full Asian actress but couldn’t use the the same justification for those 4 other motherfuckers with white last names to be played by a full Asian guy, too #gurlbye#ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore
I swear if I hear any white guy calls me or any other Asian woman a “white man’s whore” because of the #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore fans, I’m coming for each and every one of you 😡 You’re all colonised af not to mention this reinforces hyper sexualisation of Asian women https://t.co/xzZCWvi4to