This week's episode featured Kevin Samuels, the controversial YouTube star who died last Thursday at age 57. "To call his appearance untimely would suggest that there was ever an appropriate time to cast the personal stylist who spent the latter part of his career dishing out blatantly misogynistic relationship advice on YouTube," says Kyndall Cunningham. "But the fact that his behavior is currently being discussed online is unfortunate when the show is already fielding allegations of misogynoir—so much so that it needs to be pointlessly addressed in the episode description. Likewise, this season has been strangely preoccupied with featuring famously problematic men, maybe for intentional trolling purposes or what the show believes is insightful social commentary that just isn’t landing (probably a mixture of both)." Samuels' appearance on Atlanta comes one week after Liam Neesons's surprise appearance to discuss his racism controversy and two weeks after Chet Hanks.
TOPICS: Atlanta, FX, Kevin Samuels