Netflix is NOT airing incest reality show: Here's why 'Dated and Related' is causing a stir
Netflix is no stranger to reality dating shows. Home to ones like 'Too Hot to Handle', and 'Love Is Blind' to name a few, the streaming giant has raked in millions of views due to the catchy nature of these non-scripted shows. The streamer has been rather specific when it comes to titles, ensuring that it gives away a bit of the nature of the content but this time Netflix's choice of words has caused a bit of furor as the Internet seems to be of the opinion that its promoting content that is incestuous.
Netflix recently revealed the list of shows that were coming back for another season that confirmed the return of 'Too Hot To Handle', 'Indian Matchmaking', 'Love Is Blind', and 'Love Is Blind: After The Altar'. The list also included the titles of new shows, one of which has created quite the scene. So what's the title that has stirred up the hornet's nest? Read on to find out!
The upcoming reality dating show is called 'Dated And Related' and before you let your imagination get the better of you, here's the official press release from Netflix, "Before you panic, this isn’t a game of Siblings or Dating? As the other Netflix dating series have shown, there’s more than one way to fall in love. Dated and Related, our brand-new reality dating series, features pairs of siblings who will be seeing each other’s love life up close and personal as they search for “the one” together. It’s more than just showing them your dating-app profile, however. Having the person who knows you better than anyone should help you navigate the tricky world of dating, right? Will they act as the ultimate sidekick and help you find the love of your life, or will they scuttle your plans and call you out on all your bull? Either way, it might just be awkward as hell — and we’re totally here for it."
Here's a rundown of all the new and returning Netflix Dating Shows coming your way! pic.twitter.com/nHL479fhPx— Netflix (@netflix) March 24, 2022
However, the Internet didn't seem to have time to peruse the release as Twitter was filled with varied reactions. "Dated and WHAT?? Looks like Netflix's coming for TLC's bag," a tweet read. "Y'all actually signed off on a Dated and related show? Netflix really likes testing it's cancel-proofness," read another.
Dated and WHAT?? Looks like Netflix's coming for TLC's bag 😭 pic.twitter.com/vMe8NrW8d7— SnoopDogg Sunbaenim 💜 (@KookieAwkward) March 24, 2022
...... y'all actually signed off on a Dated and related show? Netflix really likes testing it's cancel-proofness. pic.twitter.com/YXyaygfJbB— Big Daddy🏈🏀🥊🎮 (@daddylevon) March 24, 2022
"Y’all raising the price and pumping out pure garbage. Come for the passwords if you want to. You will become Blockbuster 2.0," a user tweeted. Another seconded, tweeting "Eugenics propaganda and incest? I’m unsubscribing from Netflix".
Y’all raising the price and pumping out pure garbage. Come for the passwords if you want to. You will become Blockbuster 2.0 🙄— CoolAC (@WordyWidowMaker) March 24, 2022
Eugenics propaganda and incest? I’m unsubscribing from Netflix.— RedNebula (@nebula_kirby) March 24, 2022
Fans of 'Archive 81' were quick to call out the streamer on its choices, tweeting, "You greenlit this s**t and yet you cancelled the amazing archive 81. shame on you" and Don't cancel Archive 81. Stupid move."
you greenlit this shit and yet you cancelled the amazing archive 81. shame on you— Saltybeep (@saltybeepplays) March 25, 2022
Don't cancel Archive 81. Stupid move— Sir Wobbly Of Sausage 🇺🇦 (@WobblyOSausage) March 25, 2022
The tweets didn't seem to end but one of them seems to collate what most subscribers think. It read, "Dated and related sounds extremely stupid, but that's what Netflix wants. Something so nonsensical that people will click onto it and watch it."
Dated and related sounds extremely stupid, but that's what Netflix wants. Something so nonsensical that people will click onto it and watch it.— JPW🇮🇪 (@JoePapaWendigo) March 25, 2022
What do you think of Netflix's move to greenlight a show like 'Dated And Related'? Let us know in the comments below.