Netflix's 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser' Slammed For Transphobia, Revenge Porn And A Creepy Kiss
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"Sierra burgess is a loser had homophobia, transphobia, faking a disability, catfishing, fat shaming, and altogether was absolutely terrible," one Twitter user wrote.

The Netflix film "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser" has been accused of romanticizing violation of consent, transphobia, and making fun of the deaf community.

The romantic comedy, released last Friday, follows a nerdy, insecure teen Sierra (Shannon Purser), who one day gets a text from hot jock Jamey (Noah Centineo). However, Jamey believes her to be the skinny, popular girl Veronica (Kristine Froseth). At the same time, the real Veronica struggles to seem smart for her boyfriend. Therefore, Veronica and Sierra team up to help each other impress their crushes. Spoiler alert: In the end, Sierra's true identity is revealed to Jamey, but despite all of catfishing that went down, they end up together.

The overall premise of the mistaken identity and catfishing storyline was one of the issues many viewers had problems with.

Throughout the film, Sierra is ridiculed at school for being overweight and dorky, with schoolmates calling her transphobic and homophobic slurs. In addition, at one point in the movie, Sierra pretends to be deaf and mute because she doesn't want to reveal her voice to Jamey. Jamey's brother, Ty, is actually deaf and so is the actor in real life.

At another point in the movie, Jamey believes that he is kissing Veronica at a party, but Veronica has Jamey close his eyes so Sierra can kiss him. People slammed this part of the film in particular and said that it violated consent because Jamey didn't know he was kissing Sierra.

Ultimately, many claimed that Sierra Burgess really is a loser because after Sierra saw Jamey kiss Veronica before a football game later in the film, she pulled a "vindictive" stunt on Veronica in revenge by hacking into her Instagram account and posting a photo of Veronica and her ex-boyfriend on the scoreboard. Some even claimed this was revenge porn.

"Sierra Burgess" has been openly criticized for these problematic plot points, with many viewers taking to their Twitter accounts to slam the film -- some even reached out to the movie's lead writer.

Read the tweets below.

One Twitter account reached out to directly to the film's writer Lindsey Beer about the transphobic jokes. In the screenshots of the conversation, below, Beer responded and said that she was "deeply sorry" for how the viewer perceived the jokes.

Other Twitter users wrote to Beer as well, claiming that she owed many groups an apology, including the deaf community. Beer has since deleted her Twitter account. (TooFab has reached out to Beer for comment.)

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