Hulu is receiving backlash for promoting a docuseries about Breonna Taylor on the day the Kentucky attorney general announced that no one would be held responsible for her death.
On Wednesday (Sep. 23), the streaming platform tweeted, “Breonna Taylor’s life was changing. Then the police came to her door. #NYTPresents: ‘The Killing of Breonna Taylor’ traces the missteps of the deadly raid. #FXonHulu.”
The documentary special originally debuted on Sep. 4, but Hulu promoted it on their home page the same day that Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that former Louisville officer Brett Hankison would only face charges for endangering her neighbors. He announced that the shooting was “justified” under self-defense.
Hulu faced immediate criticism from people on social media.
“The fact that this Breonna Taylor documentary is sitting here on the homepage of Hulu meanwhile her killers are free…. it’s enraging,” tweeted @HibachiTashi. “People are just making money off of her death.”
Twitter user @timboyadvance tweeted, “Yo fuck @hulu for making a documentary about the killing of Breonna Taylor. Fuck Hulu for promoting it again after her court ruling was a complete joke. Fuck Hulu for profiting off of the murder of an innocent woman.”
Social media user @julixn_g wrote, “The media gave Breonna Taylor a Hulu show, made her the cover of magazines, made a disrespectful song and dance about her death and still out of all of that never got the justice she deserves. I’m sick of it.”
Hulu has since issued an apology in a statement on social media. “Earlier today, we promoted content that we felt would be meaningful in light of today’s events. That was, quite simply, the wrong call,” read the statement. “We’ve taken the posts down and are deeply sorry. Thank you for holding us accountable – we will learn from this.”
Check out Hulu’s apology below.