'Dear White People' Star New Show is NOT Anti-White

2/22/2017 9:09 AM PST

'Dear White People' Star Tessa Thompson Defends New Netflix Series

EXCLUSIVE

Tessa Thompson's got a message for anyone cancelling their Netflix membership over a new series that eyes racial tension through various lenses -- stop being silly.

Tessa -- who starred in the "Dear White People" movie -- was out at LAX Tuesday when she defended the upcoming show based on the popular indie film. Tessa's adamant people 86ing their membership is EXACTLY why the new series -- a satirical take on race -- is needed more than ever. 

Check it out ... Tessa makes a compelling case.