#CancelNetflix Trends On Twitter After Clip Of ‘Cuties’ Girls Twerking Reignites Outrage

The controversial French film Cuties about a twerking dance group of prepubescent girls is once again causing trouble for Netflix after a clip from the film went viral on Twitter. The two-minute scene of scantily dressed girls performing a suggestive dance has racked in nearly 3 million views, once again driving accusations from critics that Netflix is promoting pedophilia and sending #CancelNetflix skyrocketing to the top of the trends.

The second wave of outrage started on September 9th, 2020, after Netflix released the film on their platform. That day, Twitter user @GhostJim4 tweeted a thread about it, posting several clips, writing that “Netflix is at the forefront of sexualizing children and normalizing pedophilia” and creating a petition to cancel the film. One clip garnered particular attention, accumulating nearly 3 million views in one day.

The controversy simmered for a bit before exploding the next day when right-leaning influencers and journalists picked it up, leading to a slew of tweet using the #CancelNetflix hashtag.

On September 10th, #CancelNetflix reached the top of Twitter’s trending keywords, first in the United States and then worldwide. Besides Netflix, accusations also flew at the crew of the film, along with the critics and media outlets that praised the film.

Some users on Twitter have been taking the hashtag more literally than others, posting screenshots of their canceled Netflix subscriptions.

So far, Netflix did not provide an official comment on the film. Two weeks ago, the streaming company apologized for its promotion of the movie. The controversial poster that appeared on Netflix was criticized for being more sexualized than the original French version, leading Netflix to switch the poster and rewrite the film synopsis.

Meanwhile, the Change.org petition to cancel the film has already received over 128,000 signatures.

Source – Know Your Meme News


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