Netflix’s “Cuties” was controversial from the start and for a good reason. The entire movie centers around a young Muslim girl who joins other young girls to form a “twerking” dance group against the beliefs and values of her family.
As Ghost Jim notes, it not only sexualizes children but normalizes pedophilia. In the first video, the girls are twerking and moving like they are having sex. In the second clip, the girls are dancing in a sexualized way while opening their legs and showing their crotches.
It’s reprehensible and has prompted quite a bit of outrage. The Muslim country of Turkey has ordered Netflix to remove the film from its platforms.
After the initial uproar against “Cuties” when the film’s trailer was released, Netflix apologized for the artwork promoting the movie.
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Following the film’s release, around 600,000 people also signed a petition pledging to cancel their Netflix subscription because of Cuties and other content they deem appropriate such as the animated sitcom Big Mouth.
“As I have been researching content that exploits children and creates a disturbing vibe, I have found many shows and movies on Netflix to have similar inappropriate behaviors as Cuties, the movie this petition was originally based off,” the latest petition notes.
“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,” the petition continues. “From cuties to Big Mouth to other movies mocking religions and exploiting children Netflix is no longer the family-friendly streaming service I one believed it to be!”
Anger over the film was also the result of a promotional image that showed girls posing in skimpy outfits, a poster for which Netflix has since apologized.
Last month, over 340,000 signed a petition demanding that Netflix cancel the film’s release, denouncing its content as dangerous.