Adapted from the fan favourite popular 1990s anime series, Netflix Cowboy Bebop has received divisive reception ever since its premiere on the streaming giant. While some are quite happy with the ten-episode adaptation, most fans are disgruntled over how the suave charm of the original anime is lost in the colourless mess in the live-action series.
Starring John Cho, Daniella Pineda and Mustafa Shakir in the lead roles as Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine and Jet Black, the series sees a ragtag team of bounty hunters battle adversaries across the solar system along with personal demons.
Created by Andre Nemec, while the live-action adaptation tries to capture the essence of the original by retaining the iconic Yoko Kanna jazzy soundtrack, a particular line has not struck a good chord among the masses.
In the third episode, Jet Black is seen talking to Woodcock. In their dialogic exchange, Jet says that it seems like she is blackmailing him. Instead of denying such a notion, she makes a pretty questionable comment.
She says, “Hmm, damn right it is because, Jet, you are Black and you are male.”
People were pretty shocked at the inclusion of this particular scene that does not capitalise on a female antagonist but offends the black community on different levels.
Check out the scene below: