Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix
Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix

Is Netflix’s Bridgerton as progressive on race as it looks? Critics say characters with darker skin tone are portrayed negatively

  • Lighter-skinned Black characters on the series mostly hold positions of nobility, while darker-skinned Black characters appear villainous or violent
  • Experts say the show’s colourism hinders any meaningful inclusion for the Black community and that the issue could have been avoided

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Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix
Adjoa Andoh (left) and Regé-Jean Page in a scene from Bridgerton (2020). Critics say the Netflix series isn’t as progressive on race as it seems. Photo: Netflix
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