Eight weeks ago, a person named Che Diaz entered our lives.
They were just one of a few new characters introduced in the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That.
At first we didn't pay a huge amount of attention to them as we were distracted by Brady having loud 'ride me like a cowboy' sex while his parents ate ice cream and chia seeds mere metres away.
But soon Che Diaz and their 'woke moment button' infiltrated our combined consciousness. We couldn't escape them. They were everywhere. And they were always vaping weed.
Over the course of a few episodes, they quickly became one of the most polarising TV characters of all time. While it was a great step forward to see a non-binary character join the cast of a show that once exclusively told the stories of very specific straight white women, this character didn't seem to land with the audience.
While Che Diaz (yes they will forever be referred to by their full name) was busy pressing both their woke moment button and
Miranda Rambo's button, memes and think pieces were flooding the internet.
In some cultures “Hey, It’s Che Diaz” is an informal greeting, while in others it’s a direct threat.— Themily in Paris (@officialpiesam) January 6, 2022
Ah Thursday, time to watch my favourite show How I Met Your Che Diaz 🥰😍— Clay (pj hybrid freshbursts era) (@sharonstrzlecki) January 13, 2022