Netflix viewers have referred to as for Cuties to be banned after the brand new movie has precipitated controversy with its content material.
The movie follows 11-year-old Amy who begins to insurgent towards her conservative household’s traditions when she turns into fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.
Throughout the story, she explores the concept of younger women imitating sexualised imagery with out understanding what it means and the way harmful this may be.
The movie’s trailer options Amy and her associates dancing in scorching pants and crop tops.
This has led to a backlash from Netflix prospects who’ve referred to as for the movie – referred to as Mignonnes in French – to be taken off the service, slamming it for “sexualising” younger women.
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A Change.org petition has since been created, with greater than 600,000 signatures attracted by Friday noon.
However Netflix has defended the controversial movie as “a social commentary towards the sexualisation of younger kids” and inspired folks to look at it earlier than passing judgment.
In a video explaining why she made the movie, writer-director Maimouna Doucoure stated she considers or not it’s “a deeply feminist movie with an activist message” that could be a “mirror of at present’s society, a mirror generally tough to look into”.
She stated she received the concept after seeing a bunch of 11-year-old women dancing in a means “you’ll see in a video clip” throughout a neighbourhood gathering in Paris.
Indignant prospects have taken to Twitter to complain, with the hashtag #CancelNetflix trending as they urge the location to take the movie down.
Others have introduced that they plan to cancel their subscription to the net streaming service.
On Twitter one viewer stated: “#CancelNetflix as a result of sexualizing 11 yr olds and having a film about them for 18+ yr olds is clearly feeding pedophilia.”
A second stated: “About to finish a decade lengthy relationship with @netflix
“As a dad of an 11 y.o. daughter, that is so unacceptable.
“Their cussed protection of it’s what’s costing them one other buyer.
“No quantity of pedophilia is appropriate. #CancelNetflix.”
A 3rd posted: “A clip of Cuties got here up on my timeline and I really feel like vomiting, and I’m presently holding again tears.”
Final month the streaming big was compelled to apologise on Twitter and scrapped a poster of the younger solid posing suggestively.
They stated: “We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate paintings that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties.
“It was not OK, nor was it consultant of this French movie which gained an award at Sundance. We’ve now up to date the photographs and outline.”
Regardless of this, the movie has nonetheless been launched as deliberate to UK audiences.
A Netflix spokesman stated: “Cuties is a social commentary towards the sexualisation of younger kids.
“It’s an award-winning movie and a strong story in regards to the stress younger women face on social media and from society extra usually rising up – and we’d encourage anybody who cares about these essential points to look at the film.”