Backlash From Netflix’s “When They See Us” Causes Linda Fairstein To Delete Her Social Media Accounts

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Linda Fairstein removes herself from social media after receiving a barrage of backlash from the debut of Ava Duvernay's "When They See Us."

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix miniseries, When They See Us, was recently released on the streaming platform and is already drawing strong reactions from viewers.

The four part series paints a picture of the lives of five young teenagers who were convicted of a sexual attack that they were later exonerated for.

The series gives viewers a look at what the teenagers faced when trying to prove their innocence. From prosecutorial misconduct, being profiled racially by police, to media bias, and an assault on their presumed innocence during the case by now President Donald Trump–the group of young black kids from Harlem virtually had no chance.

In the first part of the series, we see supervisory prosecutor Linda Fairstein–played by Felicity Huffman of all people–pushing for the unjust conviction of the five black boys despite the lack of evidence against them.

It seems that Fairstein’s antics have finally come back to bite her, as viewers are disgusted with the total lack of humanity the young boys were shown.

Fairstein has been taking heat on social media since the release of Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us.”

People have edited her Wikipedia page.

While some are calling for her retailers to remove her books.

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Other people are calling for Fairstein to be investigated and jailed.

Apparently, the backlash was too much for Linda Fairstein, as of today all of her social media accounts have been removed.

Linda Fairstein’s Former Facebook Page
Linda Fairstein’s Deactivated Twitter

There are also 11 petitions against Linda Fairstein on One such petition, calling for book retailers to remove Linda’s books from their platforms, has reached nearly 20,000 signatures in 24 hours.

So far, there have been no public statements made by Fairstein since the release of the mini-series. It seems unlikely that she’ll be remorseful for her role in the Central Park Five case as she recently defended her actions by accusing the boys (who were exonerated of all charges) of beating up people in the park that fateful night.

We’ll keep you updated as this story further develops.