NY Times Calling Netflix Korean Drama ‘Affirmative Action’ is Racist AF

The NY Times has recently come under fire for an article suggesting that Netflix’s acquisition of a Korean drama had something to do with affirmative action.

The article, which has since been quietly amended amidst the backlash, listed a handful of new shows for readers to view at their leisure. It previously stated that the South Korean Drama, “Stranger”, was an “affirmative-action slot” added to Netflix’s roster, as the company must have recognized “the ubiquity and popularity of South Korean dramas“.

After criticism, the snippet was changed completely, but it still didn’t completely redeem itself; it now implies that South Korean dramas are “awkward” and “obvious”.

Netizens were upset at the publication for likening the addition of the KDrama as an affirmative action move.

The editor, Gilbert Cruz, responded to the backlash.

What do you think? Have they solved the problem, or should they have done more? Let us know in the comments!

Featured Image via YouTube / K-Drama Passion

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
The Classic Internet Listicles
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Photo or GIF
GIF format