The controversial Netflix movie “Cuties” led to the #CancelNetflix hashtag trending on social media Thursday, but CNN chose not to ask the streaming giant’s CEO about it when he got the chance.
“Cuties” focuses on a group of 11-year-old girls who form a twerk dance group, much to the chagrin of a character’s very conservative Senegalese family.
Netflix has previously apologized after the French film poster showed the underage cast posing sexually. Now, there are new reviews on the film, which premiered at Sundance.
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Following the release of a video showing a dance scene from the film, which highlights the underage girls’ provocative dance moves, many critics immediately took to social media to demand that people cancel Netflix because of the content. of the movie.
Grabien Media founder Tom Elliot noticed that CNN’s Poppy Harlow landed a 10-minute interview with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Thursday, but didn’t bother to ask questions about the controversial film.
Instead, Harlow asked Hastings about his marriage, with Netflix pulling an episode of “Patriot Act” from the Saudi Arabia streaming service, Diversity in Business, investing in black-owned businesses, working from home in the UK. middle of the coronavirus and its new book.
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Meanwhile, a Change.org petition has collected more than 598,700 signatures calling on people to cancel their Netflix subscriptions in light of the addition of “Cuties” to its content library.
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The backlash against “Cuties” began last month when Netflix began ramping up promotion of its US release alongside the film’s overseas premiere. The streaming giant’s US promotional poster showed four pre-teens striking dance poses that led more than 20,000 people to sign a petition asking Netflix to pull the film down.
Several shocked Twitter users deemed the poster “revealing” and claimed it was guilty of “explicitly sexualizing” the girls, who allegedly portrayed 11-year-olds in the film. The stacking resulted in the film receiving a bad reputation although Netflix apologized to confirm that it was not representative of the film’s message.
“We are deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork we used for Cignonnes / Cuties,” a Netflix spokesperson told FOX Business at the time. “It was not correct, nor representative of this French film, which premiered at Sundance. We have now updated the images and description. “