Jefferson Costume Deemed 'Thoroughly Problematic' on New Netflix Teen Show

NewsBusters | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Netflix’s No Good Nick tells the story of Nick (Siena Agudong) who catfishes an unsuspecting family, the Thompsons, into thinking she’s family. Add in the Thompsons' daughter, the socially conscious Molly (Lauren Lindsey Donzis), and it gets a whole lot weirder.

The show is full of lines one would expect from a “woke” character. Molly tells her brother, Jeremy (Kalama Epstein), cars destroy the planet and explains she protested his ice cream social because it wasn’t “fair to the lactose intolerant.” She also chides her dad, Ed (Sean Astin), about how taco night is “cultural appropriation.” As Molly sees it, she’s “interested in social justice issues.” She tells a social worker that “I don’t believe in borders. I’m kind of an activist.” Her own mother, Liz (Melissa Joan Hart), refers to her activity as “propaganda.”

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The most ridiculous form of social activism comes in the form of fining fellow high school students for wearing “insensitive or even offensive costumes” to a dance in Episode 3, "The Money-Box Scheme." The idea comes from Nick, who needs a fast con to pay her dad’s legal fees. To avert "a potential crisis," Nick suggests it's “our duty to educate” fellow students and the volunteer squad completely goes along with it. Their plan sounds more like indoctrination.

When Jeremy, who is organizing the dance, disagrees, he is told “let us do the fines, or suffer the consequences.” He...
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