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5 Reasons ‘Euphoria’ Fans Don’t Like Sam Levinson — And Why His New Show ‘The Idol’ Is Already Being Slammed

Filmmaker Sam Levinson has become quite a controversial figure among fans of his work.

As the creator, writer and director of HBO’s hit show “Euphoria”, Levinson has had to deal with a lot of pushback from disgruntled fans. And now, with the release of a trailer for his new show, “The Idol,” Levinson is under fire once again.

Fans are already criticalizing “The Idol,” which was created in tandem with Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, and stars Lily-Rose Depp, for being highly sexualized without even seeing the unreleased show.

Others labeled the show “toxic” and raised concerns over what it might inadvertently promote.

But Levinson is likely accused of this kind of negative feedback from fans given his other controversies.

Here are 5 controversies Sam Levinson has faced during his career:

1. He was accused of having unnecessarily long set days on “Euphoria.”

According to a report published by The Daily Beast, the production faced “gruelingly long workdays that could stretch anywhere from 15 to 17 hours,” allegedly a result of Levinson showing up to set with no shot list.

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While some argued that workdays upwards of 12 hours is the norm, others countered that the industry standard is the problem.

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