‘Them’ on Amazon: Lena Waithe Faces Backlash for Racial Violence in New Series

The new horror series Them premiered on Amazon Prime Video this weekend and executive producer Lena Waithe is facing backlash on social media right now.

Lena became a trending topic on Twitter this weekend in reaction to a Los Angeles Times article that details the racial violence that is depicted in the series.

Them is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. The 1950s set first season centers on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

The LA Times article provides spoilers for something that happens in episode five and questions if the show goes “too far.”

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