Netflix viewers threaten to cancel subscriptions over Hype House reality show

Netflix viewers outraged over Hype House showInstagram: HypeHousela, Netflix

Netflix is being met with outrage on all sides after announcing their upcoming reality show centered on the once-viral TikTok collective called the ‘Hype House.’

Humanity has officially stepped into the “influencer age,” which has pumped out a slew of high-profile online celebrities whose popularity rivals that of traditional Hollywood A-listers.

As such, it stands to reason that mainstream media is taking an interest in social media stars — but it seems that not everyone is game for this particular phenomenon.

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On April 22, Netflix revealed that it is set to release an upcoming reality show following the Hype House, a TikTok content house that once boasted some of the platform’s most popular creators like Chari D’Amelio and Addison Rae.

While the Hype House is arguably a shadow of its former self, it seems that news of its forthcoming series was not met with enthusiasm, as a surprising number of critics have threatened to cancel their subscriptions over the show.

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In fact, plenty of outraged viewers are upset that the service canceled other shows and chose to go through with a social media reality series, instead, with quite a few angry at the cancellation of The Society.


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“The end subscription button is looking mighty fine right now,” another quipped.

Still others are annoyed that Netflix is giving a platform to controversial influencers, with many noting that Nikita Dragun (who is being featured in the series) has often flouted health and safety protocols amid the ongoing global situation.

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“Why give people who don’t care about the pandemic a platform?” one viewer asked.

“Why are you giving this irresponsible TikTokers a series?” another claimed. “No one asked for this.”

Of course, the Hype House isn’t the only social media group to get its own show; the Sway House is also currently airing its own show on Instagram, while the D’Amelio family is slated to have a reality show airing exclusively on Hulu later this year.

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While it’s unlikely that the Hype House’s Netflix show will be outright canceled in response to the backlash, judging by viewers’ responses, it may not receive favorable reviews — but only time will tell, as a release date and other pertinent information have yet to be released.

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