Sex and The City reboot already hit with backlash for 'f***ing insensitive' coronavirus storyline
SEX And The City fans have already vowed to boycott the long-awaited HBO Max spin off for what they brand its "f**king insensitive" focus on the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sun Online recently reported how loyal SATC viewers have already flagged their "most hated" episode yet the reboot, entitled And Just Like That, may well top them all.
Carrie Bradshaw actress Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed a brand new series of the show this month, with a teaser trailer uploaded to her Instagram page.
While the next Sex And The City instalment will not feature Samantha Jones actress Kim Cattrall, it will hone in on and reflect the real-life coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping across the globe.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Sarah Jessica, 52, revealed the show will reflect the current times we live in, and will address the worldwide health threat.
She told the magazine: "I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all."
She added: ""Obviously [it will] be part of the storyline, because that’s the city [these characters] live in, and how has that changed relationships once friends disappear?"
Yet her remarks have quickly prompted a flurry of negativity on Twitter, with many claiming they will now boycott the show outright.
One wrote: "Yeah, def not watching SATC for deep feelings about COVID. Idek who thought that would be a good idea but no."
Another posted: "Keep COVID-19 out of my TV shows!!!!! #SATC," while a third remarked: "Wow I want nothing less than SATC doing COVID, thank you."
A Twitter user then mused: "Look SATC you’ve invented a world where a columnist who writes once a week and that’s the only way she makes money wears D&G. You can pretend COVID never happened."
Another very angry follower raged: "F**king insensitive to force us to include the global pandemic which has pretty much ruined all our lives in media that should be an escape right now."
One celebrated as they wrote: "Yay, more time to dedicate to other shows that don't include covid. And I don't get to watch SATC revival. win-win."
A SATC regular then mused how COVID would tie into Samantha's absence, and predicted: "Omg. They’re gonna use covid to kill off Samantha. Mark my words!!!!! #SATC.
Meanwhile the big Sex And the City Revival reveal came earlier this month -initially leaving many delighted.
Sarah revealed the trailer's exciting scenes of Downtown New York and the city's iconic yellow cabs before she could be heard saying: "And just like that."
Alongside, she posted the teasing caption: "I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X,SJ," before she tagged the name of the next instalment – And Just Like That – and TV channel producer HBO Max.
She then added the telling hashtags: "#AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter."
The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series, based on the books by Candace Bushell, began in 1998, airing for six instalments.
Kim's saucy character Samantha Jones will be noticeably absent after her public "feud" with co-star Sarah, in the 10 half-hour episodes scheduled to begin production in spring.
The original series, which ran on HBO from 1998-2004, saw Sarah Jessica as Carrie, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, as well as Kim as Samantha.
In addition to the original series, two Sex and the City movies came out in 2008 and 2010.
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