Ukraine's culture minister slams 'Emily in Paris' for 'offensive' Ukrainian character

乌克兰‘s minister of culture has been watching Netflix series “艾米丽在巴黎”and he’s not happy.

Oleksandr Tkachenko 分享了他对 “进攻” 佩特拉的方式, 一个乌克兰字符, is portrayed in season 2 表演的, which debuted on Netflix公司 在十二月.
The latest season kicks off with American executive Emily (Lily Collins) juggling the fallout of sleeping with her friend’s boyfriend, Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), the demands of her job in Parisand the cultural barriers that exist between herself and her Parisian colleagues.
    Oleksandr Tkachenko described Petra (对), played by Daria Panchenko, 有一个 "caricature.&报价;

    To help with her assimilation, the Chicago native signs up to a beginnersFrench class, where she meets Petra, played by Daria Panchenko.
      然而, Petra makes a bad impression on Emily when she unapologetically steals clothes from a local mall and encourages her to do the same, before sprinting off onto the streets of Paris.

        ‘Unacceptableand ‘offensive

        Tkachenko condemned the storyline.
          In ‘Emily in Pariswe have a caricature of a Ukrainian woman, which is unacceptable. 另一方面, it is also offensive. Will Ukrainians be seen as such abroad? Who steal, want to get everything for free, be afraid of deportation? That should not be the case,” he wrote in a post on his official Telegram channel, two days after the second season was released.
          He said that while he watched the first season and described it asa pretty good entertainment series,” he now hasa few comments.
          Netflix is ​​well acquainted with Ukraine, suffice to say that most of the streets of Paris in the movie ‘The Last Mercenarywere filmed in Kiev.
          “此外, with the popularization of our culture, Europeans and Americans have heard about our artists and beyond. At least about the conductor Oksana Lyniv, tennis player Elina Svitolina, singer Jamala, designer Vita Kin.
          But this is probably not enough. And we will have to continue to fight stereotypes. Because if in the 90s and 2000s Ukrainian guys were portrayed mostly as gangsters, over time that has changed.
          CNN has reached out to Netflix for comment.

          A fan favorite?

          When the first season of “艾米丽在巴黎” 被释放于 2020, some French viewers slated 它, saying it recycled outdated clichés about the City of Light and its inhabitants.
          最近, Emily’s new love interest, a British banker named Alfie (Lucien Laviscount), has garnered mixed reviews from spectators.
          Lucas Bravo (剩下) and Lucien Laviscount (对) play Emily's two love interests in season 2 of the Netflix show.

          I hate how they’ve portrayed Alfie in Emily in Paris,” one user 发推文, arguing that Britishpeople would NEVER be that cringe.
          Alfie in Emily in Paris really is the stereotypical British guy who loves to go to the pub,” 另一个.
          I am in LOVE with Alfie from Emily in Paris,” another user 发推文.
            Despite criticisms, the Emmy-nominated show has consistently won over viewers.
            The first season was streamed by 58 million households in its first four weeks, and was Netflix’s most popular comedy series of 2020, 根据一个 新闻稿.