Netflix is taking heat from parents and critics.
The streaming giant is remaking several traditionally kid-friendly comics and shows.
But Netflix may have gone too far this time, and it’s left parents outraged.
Netflix recently released “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” marketed to young teenage girls as a modern reboot of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”
But when viewers encountered an underage orgy scene in one episode, parents were outraged.
Fox News reports:
Kiernan Shipka, who is best known for her role as Sally Draper on the AMC hit “Mad Men,” portrays the 16-year-old witch in the young adult series, but the intimate scene in “Sabrina” is about as provocative as anything infamous womanizer Don Draper ever participated in on screen.
The orgy scene – set to Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” – appears in the seventh episode of the series and features half-a-dozen scantily clad teens in Sabrina’s house. When the 16-year-old namesake character is hesitant to join in, she’s mocked for “killing the mood” and told to either “get in, or get out.”
Family Research Council’s senior fellow Peter Sprigg told Fox News that “Sabrina” is not suitable for its target audience.
“Taking once-wholesome comic book characters and turning them into sinister and hyper-sexualized TV characters is a troubling trend in itself. The dark, occultish elements in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ provide reason enough for parents to keep their children — including teens — far away from this show,” Sprigg said. “The show has gone over the top in depicting an actual orgy on screen, and if they think having the teen participants keep their underwear on makes it all right, the writers and producers need to think again. This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it targets.”
Media Research Center Vice president Dan Gainor criticized Netflix as “woke TV,” pointing to “Sabrina” as an example of why parents must proceed with caution before allowing children access to the streaming giant.
“This depraved show promotes teen sex and witchcraft. Parents need to know that’s what their kids might be watching when they tune in Netflix,” Gainor told Fox News.
This looks to be part of a disturbing trend in television geared toward teens.
CW’s “Riverdale,” based on the Archie comics, contained a scene where teenage “Betty Cooper” performs a striptease in a biker bar as part of a gang initiation.
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