Looks like Netflix just can’t learn its lesson.
Even though the woke streaming giant has lost hordes of subscribers due to its ill-intentioned, leftist agenda, the tech giant is doubling down on political insanity, as the giant is not only trying to help globalists rewrite American history, but also Egyptian history as well.
As detailed by the Daily Mail, some woke docuseries on Cleopatra produced by Jade Pinkett-Smith has stirred up controversy due to alleged “blackwashing,” which has enraged Egyptians.
In other words, Smith, best known for being the wife of the mercurial Will Smith and encouraging so-called “gender fluidity” amongst her own children, has decided it’s a great idea to portray Cleopatra as black, much to the anger of Egyptians.
As remarked by someone on Twitter, “Netflix is – yet again – black washing a historically White character, this time it’s Queen Cleopatra that is transformed into a black woman despite that we know she was White – of Macedonian/Greek descent, so was all of the rulers of the Ptolemy dynasty.”
So, in other words, Smith decided to skip out on historical realities in favor of an utterly warped worldview.
The so-called documentary features a so-called “historian” whose depth of knowledge leaves much to be desired.
“I remember my grandmother saying to me: I don’t care what they tell you in school, Cleopatra was black,” the historian intoned.
Wow. Riveting evidence, indeed. Who could possibly dispute compelling evidence like that?
Amazingly, however, many wokies apparently believe just saying something makes it true, failing to account for many contradictory statements that can be made.
Needless to say, Egyptians are less than impressed at American tech companies starting to rewrite their history, much in the same way they have been doing so with American history for years.
Cairo’s former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass, for instance, blasted the new documentary as “completely fake.”
“Cleopatra was Greek, meaning that she was light-skinned, not black,” Hawass remarked irritably.
Fake documentaries, fake news, … anyone else noticing a pattern with lefitsts?
“Netflix is trying to provoke confusion by spreading false and deceptive facts that the origin of the Egyptian civilization is black,” Hawass continued angrily.
Author Kemi Owonibi agreed with Hawass as well, aghast by Netflix’s revisionist history.
“For the nth time, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra was not an Egyptian … She was Greek! Cleopatra VII was white – of Macedonian descent, likewise all the Ptolemy rulers, who lived in Egypt,” Owonibi opined.
Egyptian actress and singer Somaya Elkhashab took remarks a step further, noting that the woke is apparently “obsessed” with “white women” in its effort to rewrite them, from a racial and gendered perspective (hence the mass trans movement).
“Identifying Queen Cleopatra as black for fulfilling modern African American fantasies is pure theft of Egyptian history and yet an attempt to rewrite history’s greats … Blackwashing a Greek queen proves the obsession with white women and this wouldn’t help stopping racism at all,” Elkhashab declared.
That would require Big Tech actually wishing to stop racism, which is clearly not the case. Big Tech also wants political demonization of conservatives, troublingly.
Big tech companies in general are allowing ridiculous reparations demands to thrive, all while simultaneously demonizing anything they perceive as remotely conservative.
Such “Afrocentric” thinking is to thank for that insanity.
Which is exactly why lawyer Mahmoud al-Semary has also filed suit in an effort to block Netflix services in Egypt, given the streaming giant’s apparent commitment to Afrocentrism.
“[Netflix is] ‘promote the Afrocentric thinking … which includes slogans and writings aimed at distorting and erasing the Egyptian identity,” al-Semary declared.
With any luck, Netflix will find itself summarily thrown out of Egypt while it continues to destroy its bottom line, all in the name of a perverse woke agenda.
Author: Ofelia Thornton