Forget Netflix & chill, extra like Netflix & quash.
The mega-streaming firm has witnessed a slew of subscription cancellations after the declare of “Cuties,” amidst charges that the movie is tantamount to child pornography.
Netflix declared the film on September. 9, followed quickly by a campaign by critics urging subscribers to #CancelNetflix. 3 days thereafter, cancellations rised to 8 times the daily averages reported in Aug, Variety recorded.
“With the #CancelNetflix hashtag pursuing to trend on social media(SM), it’s possible elevated churn can continue within the coming days, as per the company,” Variety wrote, citing statistics from study firm YipitData.
Things might gain worse for Netflix. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is urging the Dept. of Justice to start an inquiry into Netflix’s involvement with the film.
“The movie routinely fetishizes & sexualizes these pre-adolescent ladies as they do dances simulating sexual carry out in disclosing clothing, involving at the least 1 scene with partial child nudity. These scenes in & of themselves are harmful. & it’s likely that the filming of this film created even extra explicit & offensive scenes, & that pedophiles around the globe within the future going to manipulate & imitate this movie in offensive ways,” Cruz wrote to Attorney Gen. William Barr.
The disgust over the film is bipartisan. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) also blasted “Cuties.”
“@netflix child porn ‘Cuties’ going to certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & support fuel the child sex trafficking trade. one in four sufferers of trafficking are kids. It happened to my friend’s 13-year-old daughter. Netflix, you’re as of now complicit. #CancelNetflix,” Gabbard wrote on Twitter.