Netflix has sparked an irate online backlash after debuting the first trailer for upcoming racial politics comedy, Dear White People.

The show is a small screen adaptation of the 2014 movie which was originally released in 2014. According to an official synopsis on the streaming website, Dear White People is a series which "satirizes post-racial America as students of color navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college."

In the brief teaser, a black student broadcasts over the fictional Winchester University radio urging white students to stop wearing blackface costumes. “Dear white people,” she says. “Here’s a list of acceptable Halloween costumes: pirate, slutty nurse, any of our first 43 presidents. Top of the list of unacceptable costumes: me.”

On YouTube, the show has amassed 3,980 "thumbs up" and "81,285" thumbs down. Now, a section of the online community is claiming the show projects an "anti-white" sentiment, and have taken to Twitter to show their discontent.

On the flipside, a sizeable number of users have leaped to the show's defense.

Check out the controversial trailer above. Dear White People arrives on Netflix April 28.

In other Netflix news, the first teaser for Bill Nye Saves The World is also here.

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