'Bridgerton's' Nicola Coughlan Claps Back at Critics of Show's Diverse Casting | 22 Words

Bridgerton may be the latest trending show to come from Netflix, but it's not been without its fair share of critics - so much so, that one of the cast members has clapped back.

Read on to find out why...

Bridgerton: It's the Netflix series everyone is talking about.

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The streaming giant's all-new regal drama has made quite the impact on viewers.

And it has the ratings to show for it.

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But it seems not everyone is best pleased with the series - so much so that one of the show's stars has hit back.

Now, of course, it's safe to say that Netflix reigns supreme as the world's most popular streaming service...

And, since it was founded in 1997, it has experienced nothing but unbelievable volumes of success.

In 2013, the streaming giant began curating its own original content.

Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.

It has since rolled out many of our favorite shows...

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Closely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which is now one of the platform’s biggest success stories.

It was certainly responsible for an influx of new subscribers.

Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money ten years earlier.

In more recent years, Netflix has been responsible for several other major hits.

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Shows such as The CrownGlow, Stranger Things, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.

The streaming giant truly has dominated the market.

Out of all the streaming services, there's no doubt Netflix is top of the game - with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.

And it seems their latest offering may be one of their most-talked about yet.

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People are going absolutely wild for Bridgerton - with many hailing it as the gem of Netflix's holiday season.

The regency-era series, created by Chris Van Dusen, follows the 8 siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love.

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The series is based on best-selling author Julia Quinn's 8-novel Bridgerton collection, and it's well and truly swept viewers off their feet.

People have been gushing over the costumes and music...

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Fans simply can't get enough of the scandal-filled drama.

The show has some pretty impressive stats to boast, too.

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It’s projected that about sixty-three million households will have viewed the show in the month since its Christmas Day release - making it one of the streaming giant's biggest original series launches ever.

And that's not all...

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The show also bagged the top spot on Netflix’s top 10 ranking in a whopping seventy-six countries.

Many took to Twitter to praise the show...

It's safe to say that Bridgerton has certainly taken viewers by storm.

But it seems not everyone is too impressed...

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Because the show has seen its fair share of critics, too.

But actress Nicola Coughlan is not tolerating any Bridgerton slander.

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The star, who portrays Penelope Featherington in the hit drama, took to Twitter to shut down those slamming the show for its diverse casting.

Fans couldn't get enough of her response...

The actress initially tweeted this:

Reeling off some very impressive stats.

Then, to further reiterate her point, Nicola followed her tweet up with this message:

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