Netflix changes Never Have I Ever synopsis after viewer points out racial slur
Netflix apologised for using the word 'pariah' in the synopsis of Mindy Kaling's teenage dramedy
Netflix has apologised for using the word pariah in the synopsis of its newly released teenage dramedy Never Have I Ever, after a viewer pointed out that the term is widely used as a racial slur against Indians.
Citing the misconception in the synopsis the viewer wrote:
Though pariah means an outcast on a surface level it actually denotes a member of an oppressed South Indian community of ceremonial drummers (paraiyar).
Apologising for the mistake Netflix wrote:
Thanks for letting us know, and that was definitely not cool. We’re really sorry, and as of right now, we’ve changed the description of the show. Really appreciate you raising this to our attention, and we hope you enjoy the show.— Netflix Malaysia (@NetflixMY) April 28, 2020
The streaming giant also changed the description of the show shortly, as promised.
Directed by Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in the lead. The show has been recieving mixed reviews from the viewers and critics.