The actor Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin on S of Netflixforeign things announced its new project with the streaming giant, which should be launched later this year. Joke meetings is a hidden camera show where two unsuspecting people are thinking of starting the first day of a new job. "It's as usual until their paths cross and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares," the press release said. The 16-year-old actor is scheduled to liven up the show while serving as executive producer. Netflix has already ordered eight episodes of the series in partnership with the production company Propogate.
On Friday, Matarazzo shared a link to the Deadline article via Twitter, which sparked mixed reactions on the Internet.
– Gaten Matarazzo (@ GatenM123) June 14, 2019
People have mentioned that the premise of the series is harmful and should be canceled, while imploring Matarazzo to find another meaningful project. Others have criticized the show for specifically attacking the unemployed who might actually need work.
True cruelty. Do better @netflix .
– Mimsy Clemente ⚾️ (@MimsyYamaguchi) June 15, 2019
Please do not do this. Please be better than this. This creates real harm.
– Luis is always sleepy (@luisperezart) June 15, 2019
Until I see a statement from your team, I hope that this show does not just offer fake job offers. To hope there is more to do is a very cruel premise. Unless the prankés get an amount equivalent to their salary and a placement aid at the end
– Josh Jacobson (@ JoshJacobson904) June 15, 2019
great, something else for the unemployed to worry about. ?
– Gigi F. Diaz ?? (@Factspusher) June 15, 2019
With the success of Strange things and with the third season of the series fast approaching, Matarazzo may be under greater scrutiny than other young actors at the moment. Neither Netflix nor the actor have yet responded to the reaction.