GROOMING drama A Teacher has been branded ‘as bad as Cuties’ as viewers blast scenes for ‘sexism and double standards’.
The FX series sees Kate Mara play Claire Wilson, a popular young English teacher who embarks on an affair with 18-year-old student Eric Walker (Nick Robinson).
A Teacher has been branded ‘as bad as Cuties’ by outraged viewers Credit: FX/Hulu
The series – which is based on Hannah Fidell’s 2013 film of the same name – explores the consequences of their illegal relationship after Claire grooms Eric.
The French film has been slammed for “sexualising” young girls and caused the hashtag #CancelNetflix to start trending on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote about A Teacher: “Mad about #Netflix showing cuties? Not gonna lie, this one isn’t nearly as bad, but wait until you hear about #ATeacher on #hulu that glorifies a female teacher and high school student relationship as thrilling, and running from the law as beautiful and just ~spicy~.”
The series sees Kate Mara’s teacher character begin an affair with an 18-year-old student, played by Nick Robinson Credit: FX / HULU / YOUTUBE
Cuties sparked a backlash for ‘sexualising young girls’ from Netflix viewers Credit: AP:Associated Press
A Teacher has been accused of double standards and sexismCredit: FX / HULU / YOUTUBE
Another added: “Of course the the student/teacher show depicts the male student as obsessive and reinforces the idea that it is more consensual than had it been a girl student.
“Tired of this double standard. Depict the male student as a full blown, manipulated victim too.”
Meanwhile a fourth shared: “#ATeacher is wrong because it’s marginalizing how there is an epidemic of female teachers sexually abusing middle & high school boys. I bet if the genders were reversed you’d see outrage like there was for #Cuties.”
However, FX defended the series and said it was a ‘male survivor’s story’Credit: FX/Hulu
However, FX shared a tweet on its official page defending the series, writing: “At its heart, #ATeacher is a male survivor’s story.
“It’s about his journey to realize and process what happened to him, and the double standards he faced and even let himself believe. We hope this creates more understanding and awareness.”
A Teacher airs on FX on Hulu.
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