(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Netflix chose to defend a new movie published on the online streaming platform which has been heavily criticized for promoting pedophilic imagery and scenes that sexualize children as young as 11. The online streaming platform defended the French movie as boasting a “powerful story,” but failed to acknowledge the fact that the film contains scenes that virtually everybody across the political spectrum found repugnant.
In a statement, Netflix claimed that the movie is a “social commentary against the sexualization of young children.”
“It’s an award winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up – and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie,” the statement continued.
As someone who doesn’t want to see young pre-teen girls twerking half naked, I’ll pass, thanks.
The statement prompted a huge backlash not just from conservatives but from people of all political persuasions. People were so angry that the hashtag #CancelNetflix trended on Thursday night as people all over the world pledged to cancel their Netflix subscription over the controversy.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz described Netflix’s statement encouraging people to watch the movie as “deeply disturbing.”
Deeply disturbing: Netflix aggressively promoting new movie sexualizing children. Hollywood should not be celebrating & making $$ off of the sexual abuse of 11-year-old girls. This is not OK. https://t.co/GYZMVvKBO4
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 11, 2020
And while many sane leftists took objection to the movie, some chose to…defend it. Washington Post writer Alyssa Rosenberg claimed that the “freakout” about the movie bothered her more than anything she has seen in a decade.
— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) September 11, 2020
Imagine being more concerned about people opposing pedophilia than a film that actually shows sexualized imagery of children.
The Daily Caller also published a list of movie reviews that defended the movie, too, with many critics calling it “provocative,” “powerful,” and “extraordinary.”
This is a movie that includes a scene of a woman exposing her bare breasts in front of children, and pre-teen girls pulling down their pants to take selfies in bathroom stalls. “Provocative” seems like an understatement, no?
Republican Senator Josh Hawley responded to Netflix’s statement suggesting they might “like to come talk this over before Congress.”
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 11, 2020
Netflix apologized for the poster of the film originally, which showed young girls posing sexually – but now refused to apologize for streaming the entire film which is even more sexual than the poster.
Why is that?