“To say it’s only for white people, it’s like we’re cutting ourselves down which is kind of wack to me,” Donald added. “I’ve seen on Tiktok where people say Atlanta‘s transphobic. Man, I’m neighbors with a trans man and he told me Atlanta is his favorite show. I love how you guys talked about the trans thing because a lot of this shit is just takes for the internet, you know?"
Stephen, who spoke out against season three criticism in a recent GQ interview, agreed with Donald's take.
“For me, one thing that I don’t like is when people say the show isn’t for Black people because I think it very much is for Black people,” Stephen explained. “That kind of thing rubs me the wrong way. But I will also say being in Atlanta and walking around, or even like in LA, I run into Black people all the time who tell me this is their favorite show and how they appreciate everything we do. They also say we’re making them want to do cooler and weirder stuff.”
The fourth and final season of Atlanta premieres on September 15.