Since Netflix announced the addition of the film Cuties to it's platform in August, they have received substantial backlash. Once the movie became available for streaming, however, the outrage exploded with #CancelNetflix trending number one on Twitter worldwide. The movie has already been banned in Turkey for promoting the exploitation of children.
The film features a group of 11-year-old girls doing many sexually explicit actions on camera. Throughout the film, these 11-year-olds dance and move provocatively, wear revealing clothing, and even sext. This is all while the camera pans over their bodies.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote a letter to Attorney General Barr calling for an investigation of all those involved in the production of this movie. Cruz wrote, "These scenes in and of themselves are harmful. And it is likely that the filming of this movie created even more explicit and abusive scenes, and that pedophiles across the world in the future will manipulate and imitate this film in abusive ways." The normalization of pedophilia has been happening slowly for many years, but now we are seeing its results in real time. For example, it has been widely reported that the Cuties producers auditioned almost 700 young girls for the role--exploiting them in front of casting directors while no one blinked an eye.
Use your voice and resources to hold Netflix accountable. Consider ending your financial support of Netflix's immoral programming by cancelling your Netflix subscription (if you haven't already) and be sure to let them know why you are unsubscribing. A Change.org petition to cancel Netflix subscriptions in response to Cuties has earned over 650,000 signatures. Let's send a clear message to Netflix that we will not support such despicable and immoral content for ourselves or our children.
To read more about Netflix's Cuties, click here.