Most ’90s kids who grew up on certain media often look at the world through rose-colored glasses. What they don’t realize is that a lot of shows that were at their prime in the ’90s and even the early 2000s, like Sex And The City, were, well, kind of chock-full of racism.
FACT: If you drink every time Carrie is classist, racist, sexist or generally ignorant and privileged in Sex and the City 2, you get trashed
— Kieran Lowe (@lowe_kieran) August 8, 2018
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Jessica Parker called out the series and its lack of diversity.
Parker talked about the four white lead characters:
You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.
The only thing that’ll make me happier is sex and the city: the movie. And I mean, that shits just filled with anti feminist and racist nuances
— Mary Cleaver (@yramelizabeth) July 3, 2018
Sex and the city was quite a sexist, racist, and transphobic show though. That show made me feel like shit and contributed to me hiding who I was by showing myself as a potential freak show, so fuck that show.
— Xer The Squirrel ♀ (@MultiPhasicApps) June 24, 2018
Watching Sex and The City 2 (the movie). Aside questionable wife film choice (and personal wife choice), this is the most racist thing I've ever seen.
— Trickster McFibs (@pgor303) June 15, 2018
happy 20th anniversary to Sex and the City, a show that was perfect in every single imaginable way, except for when it was racist and when Carrie wore a belt around her bare midriff because let's face it that was bonkers pic.twitter.com/Ft6EMVwy97
— Emma Tyler (@EmmaStoneTyler) June 6, 2018
Man, Sex and the City does not age well. Carrie is an unreasonable person, it's generally super sexist and kinda racist? But, I'm on season 6 and I'm gonna finish it. Mikhail Baryshnikov is v sexy.
— Y'all please vote Beto! (@emilyfreas) July 6, 2018
The third Sex and the City movie, long rumored to be on the horizon, has since been officially nixed. Parker says she doesn’t see much potential for the series to continue, or even to reboot.
It wouldn’t be a reboot as I understand it. If you came back and did six episodes, you’d have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas. You’d look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way. … It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn’t be the same.
I started watching sex and the city from the beginning and I noticed so much shit that today we would find so racist and offensive and then realized that people today are so sensitive
— Who You Ask (@SaraThatsWho) June 29, 2018
My mom put on Sex and the City 2 on TV and it’s kind of very racist?
— derik (@derik_saari) June 12, 2018
Sex and the city is low key homophonic and racist ? Like??
— WigOfWisdom (@dairy_maniels) June 4, 2018
tried to watch sex and the city last night but it turns out it's just a bunch of white racist ladies buying shoes so no wonder it's such a big hit at emerson college
— bicurious george (@_vaginiawoolf) March 28, 2018
For its time, Sex And The City was a feminist trailblazer, but times have changed. And with Cynthia Nixon having moved on to politics, an ongoing feud between Parker and co-star Kim Cattrall, it’s clear that the times have left the four friends behind.
Hello I would like to pitch a remake of Sex and the City where it's not homophobic/racist and nobody gets made fun of for their body/femininity and also Miranda is the lead and the girls never judge each other for their life choices!!!
— Joe Hegyes (@HegyesJoe) March 25, 2018
Hmmm. Have you watched “Sex and the City”? They tokenize POC, make fun of Trans folks, glorify wealth and inequality. The film set in Abu Dhabi is racist AF. And the whole storyline is about consumption and male validation.
— mistress aquafaba (@SargeDonovan) March 21, 2018
Yes, wankers. You know when that second sex and the city film came out and it turned out they were all openly racist? There should've been one of those for Friends.
— Pete Fraser (@petefrasermusic) March 5, 2018
the sex and the city episode where samantha dates a black guy is so wild and racist. lmao.
— tahirah hairston (@tahairyy) November 5, 2017
Maybe it’s time to move on from SATC. Another new show is bound to crop up and give the world what it really needs, diversity included.