The Idol: New Web Series Starring Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd Sparks Controversy
After its premiere at Cannes, The Idol, a new web series starring Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd, has received mixed reactions from critics and audiences alike. Here’s all you need to know about the controversial new series.
The Idol is a drama series that seeks to expose the behind-the-scenes workings of the music industry. The plot follows the life of a young artist as she comes to terms with her sexual nature and her place in the industry.
Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd, previously known as Abel Tesfaye, lead the cast of The Idol. Jennie Kim from Blackpink also makes her acting debut in the series.
The series received a standing ovation at its first screening at Cannes, but critics have been less kind in their praise. Some have criticized the show for being too sexualized and pornographic.
Defending The Show
The director of The Idol, Sam Levinson, has defended the series, stating that we live in a “very sexualized world” and that the influence of pornography on young people cannot be ignored. Levinson has urged viewers to watch the series and to make up their own minds about its artistic merits.
Controversy In Korea
While The Idol has stirred controversy around the world, it has caused particular outrage in Korea. Korean viewers have criticized Jennie Kim’s role in the series, with some calling it reprehensible.
The Bottom Line
The Idol premieres on June 4, and whether it lives up to its hype as a bold and provocative new series or falls short of expectations remains up to viewers to decide.