Netflix may be way ahead in the streaming game and home to many of our favorite shows, but the popular streaming platform has certainly been no stranger to controversy over the last few years.
But the latest show to hit the platform might just be their most ill-thought-through yet...
idk who told netflix that we wanted a hype house show but y’all can keep it in the drafts...ESPECIALLY since nikita… https://t.co/ONJsqWU6ZI— most elite taurus 🅴 (@most elite taurus 🅴)1619124850.0
me after finding out the hype house is getting a reality show on netflix https://t.co/tDQHZjq9te— claire (@claire)1619125869.0
INSTANT REGRET: Netflix’s stock price falls following the announcement of the Hype House reality series. https://t.co/itbxwxnLzG— Def Noodles (@Def Noodles)1619312079.0
Netflix has cancelled the society, teenage bounty hunters, i am not okay with this… and yet theyre giving us tall g… https://t.co/g1mdRKR8jI— ミ★apple fritter (teddy) ||fan acc|| June 22nd!! (@ミ★apple fritter (teddy) ||fan acc|| June 22nd!!)1619145637.0
WHO TF IN THE NETFLIX HQ DECIDED TO BRING THE HYPE HOUSE TO NETFLIX https://t.co/ZmEdEUHtdw— renz 🍃 (@renz 🍃)1619111492.0
everyone after seeing netflix give the hype house a show but cancel the society https://t.co/qawoSra9Lu— juliette | ANTONIO DAY (@juliette | ANTONIO DAY)1619122949.0
wait so netflix can cancel this? but let the hype house have their own show????!! https://t.co/IIMVpp0LXr— lily👩❤️💋👩 (@lily👩❤️💋👩)1619126007.0
netflix’s stock dropping after they announced the hype house show is the best thing i’ve seen all year https://t.co/aJmOsbEaQh— madison (@madison)1619195220.0
me when i see Nikita and the Hype House on my suggestion on Netflix https://t.co/zteFSYbTHW— insecure stan✨ (@insecure stan✨)1619119776.0
whoever the fuck is letting the hype house and nikita dragun have a netflix series deserves to be fired https://t.co/6M3BpQP2JI— maybe: jaira (@maybe: jaira)1619120602.0
why would netflix add the hype house when they could just renew these- https://t.co/mc5UXLkGbn— jordyn (@jordyn)1619113331.0
Netflix may be our go-to for binge-watching, but it's no stranger to backlash...Believe it or not, the streaming giant has a string of scandals attached to its name that have left many viewers outraged.
Remember the backlash over 13 Reasons Why for example?
via: imdbThe show depicted the thirteen reasons that led to highschooler Hannah taking her own life. But the show quickly came under fire for its unnecessarily graphic suicide scene, which detailed a common method of suicide to a young, impressionable, and potentially vulnerable audience.
Netflix clearly didn't learn their lesson, however...
In the season 2 finale, there was a highly distressing and controversial r*pe scene, which saw the streaming giant once again in the firing line.
And of course, there was The Crown's equal pay dispute.
via: imdbThe fan-favorite political drama came under fire when it was revealed that the leads didn’t make the same amount of money. Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first 2 seasons was paid less than her male counterpart, Matt Smith, despite it literally being a show about the Queen.
The streaming giant's recent hike in subscription prices also left viewers unimpressed.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest complaints among Netflix users has been the rise in price.
In 2014, they raised the price from $7.99 a month to $9.99. Old customers were able to keep their original pricing up until 2016, but since, prices have continued to increase.
The standard service is now priced at $10.99 monthly, with the premium coming in at $13.99 - making some users seek cheaper alternatives such as Hulu.
And there's one Netflix scandal we'll never forget.
Usually, Netflix comes under fire for issues like canceling shows prematurely or removing content we love.
But The First Temptation movie was quite different.
via: imdbThe First Temptation of Christ, was released on Netflix Brazil on December 3rd, and immediately caused a commotion.
In fact, Twitter has been flooded with people airing their frustrations over the movie.
#Boycottnetflix I just cancelled my Netflix subscription after over 12 years. I've grown increasingly tired of the… https://t.co/Viltbabog8— Matthew Jones (@Matthew Jones)1576469993.0
So, why exactly is everyone so annoyed?
via: imdbBasically, the 46-minute-long film showed Jesus going back to his mom and dad’s house for a birthday party. But he’s not alone. He’s alongside his "best friend," Orlando.
Things took a turn for the worst for Netflix when a petition was launched.
via: imdbIt amassed over one and a half million signatures.
But did they learn their lesson? Of course not.
The next controversy came after the release of Ratched.
The depiction of mental illness might be better left in the past.
Hey can we stop interpreting every story about struggling with mental health through a horror lens? Nurse Ratched i… https://t.co/C2Y6Zn0h6t— 30 bats in a trenchcoat (@30 bats in a trenchcoat)1596037010.0
Now, the streaming giant has landed in hot water once more.
Thanks to an upcoming documentary on influencer collective the Hype House.
The show synopsis reads: "From humble beginnings to overnight fame, these are the stories of the most popular personalities on social media as they come into their own, fall in love and tackle the next stage of their lives."
But people are concerned Netflix aren't telling the whole story.
The Hype House has been the scene of much controversy.
The most memorable of which is their insistence on throwing huge influencer parties during the COVID pandemic in summer 2020.
Hype House member Tony Lopez has also been at the center of a media storm.
He was was accused of sexual assault and soliciting photos from a minor earlier this year.
What do you think of the series?
It's not surprising to me that Netflix would pivot to influencer programming. A non-critical reality series is not… https://t.co/qCwC0Mnf8g— Kat Tenbarge (@Kat Tenbarge)1619120866.0
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