16 “Groundbreaking” Series That Are Actually Problematic TV Shows
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
There is no denying that this show is hilarious. It’s also super body-positive and led by a diverse cast. But there are some fundamental issues with race and feminism that the show still has. For one, the show seems to take the jokes about radical feminism a bit too far. Mocking actual sexual assault issues for laughs can undermine the severity of campus rapes and victim shaming, for instance. The show has insinuated that dressing sexy, going out to the club with friends, and getting a little drunk are basically “anti-feminist” actions. That insinuation is the only anti-feminist thing I see here! The series also has some issues with race — namely, every minority is basically a stereotype. Jacqueline’s (Jane Krakowski) entire Native American storyline is proof of that! The show may be funny, but some things aren’t jokes!