On the one hand, we have the most popular soap opera in the world, starring two very popular actresses.
And on the other hand, the show has already garnered a lot of criticism for its portrayal of sexual assault.
The “Love” star, who plays the titular heroine in the soap opera, has faced a wave of criticism from fans and critics over her portrayal of a rape victim in the first season.
In the wake of her performance, Love’s creators, the Weinstein Company, released a statement saying that “the show’s” depiction of sexual violence was “unacceptable and deeply troubling.”
In response to the statement, a statement on the “Love,” the creators wrote that “we are aware of the show’s problematic depictions of rape and sexual assault, but our show is not about violence against women.
We are not making light of the experiences of rape survivors.”
We were deeply saddened and offended by the tone of this statement.
We take seriously the many victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence who have spoken out in the past year, and we remain committed to bringing awareness to these issues, including through our ongoing advocacy work and our commitment to creating and promoting a safer workplace for all.
“In the wake, Love fans have started a petition to change the show.
It has garnered more than 7,000 signatures.
A statement from the Weinstein Co. on the series’ problematic portrayal of rape victims.
The Weinstein Co., which produces “Love,” released a response to criticism about the series, saying that its “sexual assault prevention efforts are rooted in the fact that women have to live with the consequences of their actions for years.””
The Weinstein Company and its producers are aware that many people have expressed concern about the portrayal of female sexual violence in the show,” the statement reads.
“We are working to address this, and in the process are making a few adjustments.”
The show has been renewed for two more seasons, and a third is expected to air in the coming months.ABC News’ Jessica Ecker contributed to this report.