Hanna Rosin apologizes for controversial tweet on Hulu’s ‘Fire Island’

Writer Hanna Rosin has come under fire for her criticism of the Hulu film “Fire Island,” thanks to a now-infamous tweet.

“Fire Island,” starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang and Margaret Cho, centers on a group of queer best friends vacationing in Fire Island Pines, a gay-friendly hamlet in New York. Rosin, author and editorial director for audio at New York Magazine, chided the film’s female representation on Twitter Mondaywriting that the LGBTQ rom-com gets “an F- on the Bechdel test in a whole new way.”

“Do we just ignore the drab lesbian stereotypes bc cute gay Asian boys? Is this revenge for all those years of the gay boy best friend?” wrote Rosin in the now-deleted tweet.

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The Bechdel test is “a set of criteria used as a test to evaluate a work of fiction, such as a film, on the basis of its inclusion and representation of female characters.”

Twitter users quickly fired back at Rosin’s tweet, taking issue with her criticism of the film.

“you don’t have to tweet everything you think,” writer Esther Tseng replied. “you can instead think about the ways in which you center yourself in situations because you feel entitlement and examine how you can become a better person.”

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