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MIRROR: Top diplomat slams 'offensive' portrayal of Ukrainians in Netflix's Emily in Paris

Oleksandr Tkachenko branded the show which stars Lily Collins as 'unacceptable' as it features a Kyiv-native called Petra who is portrayed as an uneducated thief with a poor taste in fashion

Patrick Hill
Sunday, 02 January 2022 23:40

A top diplomat has lashed out at Netflix for its “offensive” portrayal of Ukrainians in the hit comedy Emily in Paris.

Oleksandr Tkachenko, Ukraine’s minister of culture, complained to the streaming giant about the “caricature” of his nation’s people in the show, branding it “unacceptable”.

Many Ukrainians also said they had been outraged by the depiction of Kyiv-native Petra in the show’s second series.

She is played by Ukrainian Daria Panchenko and portrayed as an uneducated thief with poor taste in fashion.

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