Following criticism over racial language, Sofia Carson defends Netflix's Purple Hearts

Following criticism over racial language, Sofia Carson defends Netflix's Purple Hearts ...

Purple Hearts has been doing well on Netflix, but it hasn't been without some outcry.

The film revolves around a liberal musician who lives with Type-1 Diabetes and decides to marry a heavily conservative Marine in order to get health insurance. One scene that has received criticism in particular is when a fellow Marine toasts, in his words, "God damn Arabs".

During the moment where the Marine in question is asked for his language, there are a large number of individuals who found it unnecessary to include it in the first place.

Director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum and star Sofia Carson have stated that they wanted to demonstrate how different people on the left and right sides of the political spectrum are, and how that's a hurdle our main characters must overcome.

Carson concludes, "It's because it's a love story." "It's also about two hearts, one red, one blue, two worlds apart, who are really grown to hate each other.

"Through the power of love, they learn to lead with empathy and compassion and love each other and become this beautiful shade of purple." What I think I've learned to do as an artist is to seize myself from all of that and just listen to what the world is experiencing and reacting to with the film. That's all we could hope for filmmakers and artists."

Rosenbaum remarked in response to the criticism: "I hope that people understand that characters must be flawed in the beginning. So we created two characters who were bred to hate one another.

"They were flawed at the beginning, and that was intentional." In order for the red heart and the blue heart to kind of turn purple, you have to have them be extreme. Some of the people around them are even more flawed."

Purple Hearts is now available for Netflix download.