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Following months of controversy, Netflix is now the subject of the trending hashtag #CancelNetflix on social media after releasing the French film, Cuties, to its platform on Monday (9/9).

Rated TV-MA, the official Netflix description reads, “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.” However, many viewers are accusing the popular streaming platform of sexualizing young girls and normalizing pedophilia.

The controversy began long before the film’s release. Netflix previously issued a statement of apology for “inappropriate artwork” used on a promotional poster, which showed underage girls striking provocative dance poses.

Outrage continued after a trailer was released, featuring a very sexualized dance sequence.

Despite outrage, Netflix released another trailer, which many called even more disturbing than the first.

A petition on change.org to remove the movie from Netflix is now going viral, with over 150,000 signatures as of today (9/11).

How do you feel about Cuties? Is it harmless entertainment, or does it promote the objectification of young girls? Join the conversation on Facebook & Instagram.

 

 

 

Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, the color pink, and the smell of new books.