People Are Hating on ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 for Its Controversial ‘Dog Whistling’ Scene

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Netflix has finally dropped the second installment of The Umbrella Academy.

But the follow-up has been marred by controversy – and one scene in particular has people feeling angry.

Umbrella Academy has finally dropped its trailer for Season 2 but some people have got a serious problem with it.

The Umbrella Academy first hit our screens in February last year.

And to say it was a smash hit is an understatement.  

Believe it or not, the Netflix series is based on the comic books by a very famous face…

The Umbrella Academy was adapted from the comic books by Gerard Way, the lead singer, and co-founder of the rock band, “My Chemical Romance.”

Starring the likes of Ellen Page (Juno); singer, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones), the series quickly shot to global popularity.

The plot is pretty quirky, to say the least…

The show centers on a group of estranged siblings with superpowers, who, after the death of their foster father, have to join forces to fight off an impending apocalypse.

The series has literally been described as “a dysfunctional family show.”

Showrunner, Steve Blackman, described the show as “a dysfunctional family with a body count” during a string of press appearances in the build-up to its initial release. “At its heart, it’s a dysfunctional family show,” he said. “Having special abilities are wonderful, but that’s really just the incendiary part of it. I think it’s this family coming together, regrouping, finding each other … that for me was the sole vision.”

Viewers loved it…

It rose to the top of Netflix rankings.

Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Catherine Gee, described the show as a “stylish superhero story” that forms a medley of “X-Men spliced with the aesthetic of Terry Gilliam.”

One journalist accused the series of “trying a little too hard to be cool.” Ouch.

The 10-episode long series reached its final, crazy climax, as we witnessed (spoiler alert) how the much-anticipated apocalypse actually happened. Unfortunately, by the end, the apocalypse was underway as the Academy pulled together against their sibling, Vanya (Ellen Page), to prevent her from destroying the world. But, plot twist – she destroys the moon instead, which sends fragments catapulting towards the planet. So, to save the world, the siblings travel back in time – meaning we witness each of the older Academy members de-age and disappear.  

But, after leaving viewers on a huge cliffhanger, and with several burning questions, it wasn’t long before people took to social media to express their views…

Fans flooded Twitter with praise for the show.

Those desperately needing to find out what happened after that dramatic season one finale, were delighted to hear that the streaming giant chose to renew The Umbrella Academy for a second season.

To say that fans were pretty happy was definitely an understatement…

Viewers couldn’t wait for the superhero siblings to return to their screens.

Fans were impatiently tweeting Netflix asking where the second season of the show was.

The news was confirmed by one of the stars of the show, Aidan Gallagher, who plays Number Five, after he posted this gif to his Instagram page, with the caption: “Season Two starts now.”


It feels like season 2 has been in the making for ages

But the most recent update confirms that we won’t be waiting much longer to see the smash hit show on our screens once again.

Netflix shared this snap on its official Instagram page.

The streaming giant uploaded the snap along with the caption: “Just some good eggs taking a family selfie. Umbrella Academy s2 is coming soon.”

Which got fans even more excited.

And as you’d imagine, the response from fans was strong.

Fans had never been more eager for a series to drop!

This was too much.

This gem.

And it didn’t exactly go down well.

Is the show pushing a capitalist agenda?

As Twitter was quick to point out!

Well, now it seems the show has landed in even more hot water.

They claim the “dog-whistle politics” of the show are becoming apparent.

And the fact they’ve brought back the Yiddish speaking villain, The Handler, has many feeling uncomfortable.

It does seem hard to support in light of these claims!

Well, that’s kind of part of the problem!

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This really doesn’t look good.

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