Netflix Slammed For ‘Sexualizing’ Young Girls & Promoting 'Islamophobia' In New Movie 'Cuties'

Netflix Slammed For ‘Sexualizing’ Young Girls & Promoting ‘Islamophobia’ In New Movie ‘Cuties’

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More than 282,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org asking the streaming service Netflix to remove ‘Cuties’ as they claim it sexualizes children and is promoting Islamophobia.

The film has already premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It will premier on Netflix next September 9.

The main character is a Senegalese Muslim girl who lives in a poor neighborhood in France. Her name is Amy in the film. The film is originally a French-language film titled Mignonnes. Maïmouna Doucouré, who is also Senegalese, has written and directed it.

According to the petitioners, “The movie ‘Cuties’ shows children dressed provocatively, dancing sexually and is rated only for adult viewers,” reads their post on Change.org.

“It was created for the entertainment of adults who are pedophiles. Please sign the petition to protect our children from exploitation in movies.”

Twitter reacts to Netflix ‘Cuties’

Meanwhile, some Twitter users were also angry. Many hated the poster of the film, which shows the young cast posing in cropped dance costumes. Others say the Netflix film Cuties is an attack on Muslims and promotes Islamophobia.

Meanwhile, following a heavy public backlash Netflix has issued a statement now apologizing for ‘the inappropriate artwork’ used for the film.

Netflix has also changed the film’s synopsis, which first read, “Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions.”

It has now been changed to, “11-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.” Let’s see if the film is still going to be released on the famous streaming service Netflix next month.

 

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