Netflix has apologized for the inappropriate trailer for the new movie Cuties after parents have slammed it for "overly sexualizing" children.
Keep on reading to check out the controversial trailer for yourselves...
There is absolutely no denying that young girls and women are overly sexualized in the media.
via: GettyThe likes of social media and giant streaming platforms seem to encourage this sexualization of children and young girls and the problem just seems to be growing day by day.
It's extremely worrying...
via: ShutterstockAnd the fact that social media is such a huge influence in the lives of young people is even more unsettling.
But for once, it isn't a social media app facing the heat for encouraging this problem...
via: ShutterstockIt's now actually the streaming giant, Netflix.
Netflix recently announced the release of an original movie called Cuties.Dropping on the 9th of September, the French comedy-drama follows the story of eleven-year-old Amy who is from a Senegalese Muslim family.
When Amy joins a twerking competition at school, her traditional family is left outraged...Which spurs on the young girl to join a dance club called "Cuties".
The trailer, which dropped earlier this week, gives a sneak-peek into young Amy attempting to embrace her "burgeoning feminity."
via: YouTubeViewers see her bonding with her new dance mates and throwing some very provocative dance moves... many of which aren't at all suitable for an eleven-year-old child.
What on Earth is happening here?!I'm sorry, but eleven-year-old girls should not be dancing like that. Period.
The trailer even shows Amy attempting to straighten her afro hair with an iron...
via: YouTubeWhich we're sadly assuming is an attempt to try and look like her white friends who have long, poker-straight hair.
The whole thing is all very weird...And it's a rather uncomfortable watch, I must say.
People were not happy following the release of the trailer...
It sickens me that Netflix is using its global platform to circumvent child pornoraphy laws by airing #Cuties, a m… https://t.co/r3EJwg90Fz— Irene Armendariz-Jackson For Congress (@Irene Armendariz-Jackson For Congress)1597927759.0
@coolguyB1 @Change what is this ??? holy crap— lao 🏔 (@lao 🏔)1597894986.0
@KatStijn @netflix Dear God, this is fucken disgusting. https://t.co/tWRTK6vGLO— Charmedangelin 👑 (@Charmedangelin 👑)1597889443.0
@KatStijn @netflix Shameful. People need to complain to OFCOM in the UK.— Sue Stormborn Turvey (@Sue Stormborn Turvey)1597861506.0
1/2 So, I opened #Netflix and this promotion popped up: "Cuties": about an 11yr old muslim girl pursuing her dream… https://t.co/EhRUAIrVEH— iDavid (@iDavid)1597919759.0
It looks like this is blatantly sexualizing kids. Right? @netflix #cuties Maybe let kids be kids. https://t.co/Ka8c9u0K3X— Stijn Kato⚡ (@Stijn Kato⚡)1597757717.0
@KatStijn @netflix Wtf. The creators of this needs to be investigated— How Embarrassing (@How Embarrassing)1597896108.0
And here in the U.S...
I wonder how the actresses themselves feel about the controversy...
@coolguyB1 @ToldByElla @Change I feel bad for the young actresses tho.. 😬 why would their parents allow tho,maybe t… https://t.co/5FP5GfEV3t— @Clairebaebee (@@Clairebaebee)1597877342.0
We need to remember that these girls are children.
I just found a trailer for the movie "Cuties" on Netflix and the blatant sexualization of young girls is DISGUSTING… https://t.co/Tv20m0FJMp— Avery (@Avery)1597867125.0
People were also offended by the ideology of the movie...A young Muslim girl being enticed by the lifestyle of white girls and wanting to leave her old life behind? Okay then.
A petition was soon started to remove Cuties from Netflix before it's release date.The page reads: "This movie/show is disgusting as it sexualizes an ELEVEN-year-old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children! There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!"
More than 139,000 signatures have so far been gathered...Meaning that people are deadly serious about this.
A lot of pressure has been building...And Netflix has been given no choice but to respond to the outrage over the questionable movie.
The poster of the movie was brought to the streaming service's attention...statement issued, Netflix said: "We're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We've now updated the pictures and description."
But aren't they missing the point?
not netflix cancelling patriot act and then continuing to go ahead with cuties....— raya h (@raya h)1597973025.0