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Netflix's Afflicted accused of televising prejudice against the chronically ill

  • The docuseries that follows seven people with "bizarre" health problems wrongly portrays them as "being freaks utterly unlike normal healthy people," says Julie Rehmeyer. She adds: "Whatever the series’ professed intent, Afflicted is a compendium of scientific and ethical flaws. The narrative that emerges is clear: These people are causing their own problems through their bad choices, and they are not like you. 'You' are good and normal; 'they' are bad and strange."

    TOPICS: Netflix