Netflix users are enraged – and completely flabbergasted – by the premiere of the streaming service’s latest release – a film called Cuties
…so much so that they’re calling for the whole service to be canned as a result!
The hashtag #CancelNetflix is currently trending and it’s all because of the 2020 coming of age film about a young girl who joins a dance group, and discovers twerking and other erotic dance moves in the process.
According to reports, the overly-sexualised film which premiered on Wednesday involved hundreds of pre-teens (or tweens) who auditioned for the role – by twerking!
What’s more is that the film, which stars 11-year-old Senegalese actress Fathia Youssouf in the main role, is rated ‘only for adult viewers’.
650,(11) yrsld girls, shake their ass for Netflix? What the hell are you doing
— melZ (@SabioRomel) September 10, 2020
Watch the trailer below…
Many are deeming the film in itself as ‘child pornography’ and ‘inappropriate’ and now over half a million people have signed a petition on Change.org, accusing Netflix and the filmmakers of “exploiting children”, “showing underage girls dressed provocatively” and “dancing sexually” as well as voicing their disgust at the film’s adult rating.
The petition reads: “As Netflix has chosen to ignore the petition and the wishes of its customers, I feel we need to ban together and cancel our subscriptions!…Please make the choice to prove to Netflix our children are more valuable than our entertainment, and our money is better spent else where!
See what tweeps had to say about the movie, Netflix and the backlash…
Netflix is comfortable with this. Plenty of people will defend it. This is where our culture is at. pic.twitter.com/UlqEmXALmd
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) September 10, 2020
The 11 year old girls who were sexually exploited filming Cuties shot those scenes in front of a director, a DP, a gaffer, their parents, a choreographer, a MUA, a hair person, a camera assistant, a wardrobe person, extras and more. Not one adult protected them. #CancelNetflix
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 11, 2020
— ?????? 🦄 (@NuhaEmam) September 10, 2020
Why did Netflix let a child porn be aired? 650 little girls twerking? And why did the Director create this film anyway?
— NINS (@justnhina) September 11, 2020
— Gracià? (@oshskrrt) September 11, 2020
— ?? (@forthetweetss) September 11, 2020
About to end a decade long relationship with @netflix
As a dad of an 11 y.o. daughter, this is so unacceptable.
Their stubborn defense of it is what’s costing them another customer.
— HilesFiles (@MichaelHiles) September 11, 2020
— Zaynab (@zaynab_zeynep) September 11, 2020