The star of the upcoming Netflix series “Iron Fist” has blamed the election of President Donald Trump for poor reviews of the series.
According to him, the U.S. president ‘makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege.
“I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show,” Jones told Radio Times.
“I’m playing a white American billionaire superhero, at a time when the white American billionaire archetype is public enemy number one, especially in the U.S."
“We filmed the show way before Trump’s election, and I think it’s very interesting to see how that perception, now that Trump’s in power, how it makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege, when that archetype is public enemy number one,” the actor added.
"Iron Fist" currently has a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, and Rosario Dawson also star in "Iron Fist" which debuts on March 17, 2017.