The latest season of ‘Black Mirror’ found its way to Netflix this week and has been met with generally positive reviews from the millions who call themselves fans.
Unfortunately, the wave of outstanding reviews it has earned finds itself forced to compete with rising criticism surrounding the episode ‘Striking Vipers’ which stars Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.Array
Worst season they keep trying to play black people with this gay agenda shit
— Baddies R Us (@_Baddies_r_us_) June 6, 2019
The first episode of black mirrors is blowin my mindddddddd, this some gay ass shit😵
— thegirl. (@sunniebabyy) June 6, 2019
Full story (and spoilers) below…
Why they got the brothers doing gay shit on they video games ? Aha I’m weak af #BlackMirror
— Paul . (@AhPaulOhh) June 6, 2019
‘Vipers’ tell the tale of a pair of friends (portrayed by Mackie and Mateen) who bond over their love for video games as they share an apartment with a woman (Beharie) who goes on to become Mackie’s character’s wife.
Once married, they lose contact with their former roommate but find themselves reunited with him years later when he shows up at a birthday party baring a gift…the ‘Striking Vipers‘ video game.
Keen to recapture the youth he lost when he became a husband and father, Mackie soon finds himself returning to his gaming ways and joins his old friend (a fun-loving womaniser) in the interactive world where they enter the bodies of the fictional characters below.
Submerged in the game’s wild world, the friends find themselves trapped in a web of lust, fire and sexual desire when their characters fall for each other.
Black Mirror new season episode 1????? Why do the black guys gotta be gay?? Like how did that make sense in the story??!
— Diva 🥳 (@xamarbilay) June 6, 2019
Viewers had this to say…
Almost nausea with gay scene black mirror eps 1 🤢🤢
— lightning mcqueen (@notshortwick) June 6, 2019
as much as i love #BlackMirror i felt like the gay agenda was pushed a little bit over the line and wasnt necessary in some parts in the first episode. Also this episode proves men don’t cheat 😤😤
— Jenoel (@lolxeba) June 6, 2019
Aye that first episode of black mirror was dumb gay lmao what’s up with this black man gay agenda shit
— Pastor Blunttoome (@FollowTHEZZnuts) June 5, 2019
Lemme VENT! I’m watching Black Mirror on Netflix…& it happens again!😡😡😡 I’m soooooo tie-yuuuuurd of the gay agenda! I guess this is how crackas feel when they see our black asses on TV & in movies! 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ #disgusted #notready
— Sunshine Haywood (@Shine_Entertain) June 6, 2019
Some felt the episode was forged to push what they believe is a “gay agenda” into the black community.
Bro Striking Vipers is Geigh propaganda, you can’t tell me there isn’t an agenda pic.twitter.com/f8F0OystZT
— , (@ZubearAbdi) June 5, 2019
When “gay agenda” Twitter gets ahold of that Anthony Mackie/Black Manta ‘Black Mirror’ episode, it’s gonna be unbearable.
— I’m a fun guy (@Tony_Be) June 6, 2019
— 🐝_Orleans (@BstylezsOrleans) June 5, 2019
Others loved it…
"So, guess that's us gay now."
This episode hit me like a ton of bricks! I had no idea where it was going and then when everything started going down it got REALLY interesting. I love Anthony Mackie as an actor and his face when they hugged at the end was heartbreaking.
— azi (@ltmholychrei) June 5, 2019
@AnthonyMackie Such a great performance is Striking Vipers. It's up there with some of my favorite episodes. Well done!
— Nicholas Siegel (@NicholasSiegel) June 6, 2019
Black Mirror first episode is already gay propaganda I'm laughing this is some quality content
— Melancholic Kai (@daiiKaigan) June 6, 2019
That scene with Danny and Karl at dinner on #StrikingVipers is so hilarious.
Can’t imagine how many times they’d have had to shoot those scenes.
— Oreoluwa (@Moyo_Ojuri) June 6, 2019