Oh, I see. You seem to have confused reaction with action and backlash with hate speech. Expressing the opinion that they don't like the trailer would be a reaction. Saying racist and sexist things would not be a reaction; hate speech is a free choice. When you said you were not surprised by the audience's reaction, in flooding Diop's Instagram account with racist and sexist posts, what you seem to have meant was you were not surprised by the level of entitlement that racist, sexist trolls feel to spew hatred. I agree, their vileness seems to know no bounds. We really shouldn't be surprised when they chime in on any day ending in y. When you said the reaction didn't surprise you (or that it was expected), it was unclear whether you meant you were not surprised that Diop disabled comments. What Diop did was a reaction.