Netflix users threaten boycott over Cuties ‘suggestive’ child scenes
11th September 2020

Disgusted Netflix users have vowed to cancel their subscriptions amid fresh outrage over new beauty pageant film Cuties.

The French film follows an 11-year-old girl who joins a dance group.

It explores the idea of young girls imitating sexualised imagery without understanding what it means and how dangerous this can be.

IMDB created a guide for parents detailing all the moments in the film that were inappropriate for children's viewing as the film was released.

But many adults think parts were inappropriate in the first place and should not have been included.

This includes: "A pair of tight leather pants on an 11 year old girl are forcefully pulled down in the midst of a scuffle; the camera glances at her panty exposed bum."

Another content warning reads: "11 year old girls dancing very suggestively."

As a third details: "An adult dancer shows her breast at the end of a dance video that two children characters are watching on a phone."

The outrage saw #CancelNetflix trending on the morning of Friday September 11 as many users slammed the film.

A petition to remove the movie has also received 345,000 signatures at the time of writing.

One disgusted person tweeted: "I am trying to cancel my subscription and the site has actually crashed, cancel culture is important because it’s our way of holding people accountable for their negative influence".

Another ranted" "I don't even wanna see that film Cuties, from what everyone is saying on Twitter it is disgusting, Netflix should be ashamed."

Despite the backlash, other Netflix users have spoken out in defence of the film – saying its meaning has been lost.

This actress Tessa Thompson who tweeted: " #CUTIES is a beautiful film.

"It gutted me at @sundancefest. It introduces a fresh voice at the helm.

"She’s a French Senegalese Black woman mining her experiences. The film comments on the hyper-sexualization of preadolescent girls.

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