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Netflix announces the end of House of Cards amidst Kevin Spacey allegations

Netflix announces the end of House of Cards amidst Kevin Spacey allegations

Netflix's House of Cards

Netflix is pulling the plug on one of their first original series: the Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright-led House of Cards.

The decision comes after actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey made a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 in 1986. In his much-criticized response and apology, Spacey also came out as a gay man.

The streaming giant announced the series will end after its upcoming sixth season. Creators said the decision came months ago, but this is the first official statement. Netflix alerted the cast and creative team today (30 October).

Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital also released a statement regarding the allegations against Spacey.

‘Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,’ it reads. ‘In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported.

‘As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.’

Spacey is also starring in the Netflix film Gore. However, that project might be on the chopping block as well.

‘At least a fictional president can be destroyed’

In the series, Spacey played conniving and bisexual former president Frank Underwood. Many criticized the depiction of a bisexual character.

Fans, predictably, had a lot to say about this decision. Many brought Trump into it.

https://twitter.com/brileydwjones/status/925121873276489729

Other fans want to see the show continue without him and focused on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood.

https://twitter.com/ZachMorganBrown/status/925122409627377665

https://twitter.com/ryancorda/status/925138689390387200

Others are upset one of their favorite shows is ending.

https://twitter.com/Pogkaku_/status/925138844974043137

It gives people plenty to consider, though.

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