Netflix has been seriously under fire for hosting the controversial movie, Cuties, and this week, it seems the backlash has reached new heights. Keep on reading to see it for yourselves...
Netflix has made a big mistake.
via: IMDBIn September, the streaming service released the French comedy-drama Cuties, a movie that follows the story and "empowerment" of eleven-year-old Amy, a girl from a Senegalese Muslim family.
When Amy joins a twerking competition at school, her traditional family is left outraged...
via: IMDBWhich spurs the young girl to join a dance club called "Cuties."
The trailer 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...
via: IMDBAnd it was a rather uncomfortable watch, I must say.
People weren't happy from the getgo...
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 (@Irene Armendariz-Jackson)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
@KatStijn @netflix It's honestly fucked up— Achamian 🇨🇦 (@Achamian 🇨🇦)1597881195.0
It looks like this is blatantly sexualizing kids. Right? @netflix #cuties Maybe let kids be kids. https://t.co/Ka8c9u0K3X— Stijn Kat (@Stijn Kat)1597757717.0
@KatStijn @netflix Wtf. The creators of this needs to be investigated— How Embarrassing (@How Embarrassing)1597896108.0
And unbelievably, 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...
via: IMDBBecause parents have been slamming Netflix for the release of the movie, branding it as "disgusting."
People think the message that Cuties is giving is outrageously inappropriate.
@HayesThompson @coolguyB1 @Change I have no daughters, but I do have 2 nieces, 4 and 13, and I think the message is disgusting.— Mariah (@Mariah)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
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
Well, it didn't take long for Netflix to land themselves in even hotter water...
via: ShutterstockBecause they've been indicted by a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas, over the controversial movie. State lawmaker Matt Schaefer shared the news.
The charge is:
via: Netflix"Promoting material in Cuties which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex." And that's not all...
The release of Cuties has really backfired on the streaming giant...So much so, that Netflix has seen a record number of cancelations after the movie triggered a boycott.
Cancellations skyrocketed by a staggering eight-hundred percent.
via: NetflixAnd while Netflix’s chief financial officer Spencer Neumann didn’t mention Cuties in the third-quarter earnings call this week, numbers analyzed by New York data analytics firms Antenna and YipitData suggest the movie made a big dent in subscriptions.