On the Netflix targeted advertising furore:
“I bet people at the company thought it would be a cool idea and drive engagement,” wrote the Chicagoan coder @bensayingthat. “But people generally don’t like knowing they’re being treated differently because of their race – especially not in the comfort of their own homes trying to watch a movie.”
OK, OK, that’s fine, message understood, no-one should consider that demographics need to be catered for in entertainment.
Londoner Tolani Shoneye, a host on The Receipts Podcast, said: “There was 30 minutes of a romcom I ended up watching last week because I thought it was about the black couple I was shown on the poster. I want to see those stories. They know I want to see those stories. Why don’t they just make more of them?”
Wait, I’m confused…?