Ukraine’s culture minister says he has complained to Netflix Over the lousy portrayal of a character from Kyin in Emily in Paris.
In a Telegram post, Tkachenko wrote: “We have a caricature image of a Ukrainian woman that is unacceptable. It is also insulting. Is that how Ukrainians are seen abroad?”
Media in Ukraine confirmed that he had sent a letter to complain about the portrayal of Petra, played by actor Daria Panchenko, who is terrified of being deported in the show, shoplifts while on a shopping spree with Emily and has lousy fashion sense – the ultimate faux pas in this appearance-obsessed world.
One Ukrainian resident in Paris agreed with his criticism. “The way you treated the image of Ukrainians in your second season, 4th episode is such a low-cost trick, absolute scandal, and a shame,” Yevheniya Havrylko wrote in an Instagram post, which has had more than 75,000 likes.
Other people also have chosen to defend the show, like Ukrainian film producer Natalka Yakymovych who said: “So in a TV series, negative characters can be anything but Ukrainian? OWeall would like her to be from Moscow, but you don’t always get what you want.”
This is not the first time Emily in Paris cooks their story’s for showing something terrible in any different nationalities, and they show that French people are Ill-mannered. Emily finds many difficulties adjusting to Paris; she struggles in the workplace while searching for love and adapting to the culture.
Mr. Star said he had drawn on his own experiences of visiting the city.
“I wanted to showcase Paris in a wonderful way that would encourage people to fall in love with the city in a way that I have,” he told the New York Times.