The Netflix show Emily In Paris has been talked a lot since its release. It tells the story of Emily, played by Lily Collins, an American woman who gets a once in a lifetime job opportunity to move to Paris and work at a prestigious French marketing firm. Initially, it takes time for her to settle due to cultural differences and later she finds herself in a love triangle.

The show was criticised for different reasons, including the outfits. The fashion side of Twitter does not seem to agree with the clothing choices worn by the main character.

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One French reviewer for AlloCine wrote: “A series that could have been great if it hadn’t caricatured the French. In this show, the French are described as arrogant, dirty, lazy, mean, bitter… but luckily this young American arrives to explain to us how life works. It’s just deplorable, I wonder why French actors agreed to star in this series.”

RTL said in a statement: “Rarely had we seen so many clichés on the French capital since the Parisian episodes of Gossip Girl or the end of The Devil Wears Prada.” Sens Critique said, “you have to strongly love science fiction to watch this series.”

Despite all this, Emily In Paris turned out to be a massive hit and has also been renewed for a second season. The show also bagged two Golden Globe nominations – Best comedy or musical series, and another for lead actor Lily Collins.

While some celebrated this as a win for shows with a light-hearted premise (Emily In Paris is, after all, a brilliant comfort watch), many felt that this was a classic example of white privilege. How? Because the critically acclaimed show I May Destroy You did not receive the same honour.

“Dear Michaela Coel: I was a writer on Emily in Paris, but your show was my favourite show since the dawn of TV, and this is just wrong. I loved I MAY DESTROY YOU, and I thank you, personally, for giving us your heart, your mind, your resilience, and your humour,” wrote Deborah Copaken in a tweet.

“I’m just so proud that this show was nominated. It’s my first producing credit so I feel really excited to be a part of something that is acknowledged in that way, as well as playing a character that provided people with so many laughs and smiles during this really trying time for the world,” Lily Collins told The Hollywood Reporter.

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