Netflix is under fire by angry parents after the release of the trailer for their original movie, Cuties.
People are seriously not happy.
Keep scrolling for the controversial trailer.
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.
Even though there is awareness surrounding this problem...
via: ShutterstockHuge influential platforms continue to exploit young girls' images in order to make money and success.
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 has just 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 are not happy...At all.
@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
@KatStijn @netflix It's honestly fucked up— Achamian 🇨🇦 (@Achamian 🇨🇦)1597881195.0
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...
Well, it turns out that I'm not the only one feeling uncomfortable with the way in which these girls are behaving and dancing...Because parents have been slamming Netflix for the release of the movie, branding it as "disgusting."
People think that the message that Cuties is giving is "disgusting."
@HayesThompson @coolguyB1 @Change I have no daughters, but I do have 2 nieces, 4 and 13, and I think the message is disgusting.— #StopTheShock (@#StopTheShock)1597908894.0
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