As traditional American values continue to disappear into the void that is moral relativism, Hollywood keeps pushing the boundaries.
Even once family-friendly Disney is taking it to extremes these days.
But Netflix may just have crossed the line and this controversial new show could be the end for them.
Day-in and day-out, Americans are bombarded with everything from nudity to filthy language 24-hours a day 7-days a week on basically any form of screen that exists.
Gone are the days of “late night TV” where they might say a cuss word or two, or *Gasp* show the TV edited version of an R-rated movie.
Now it’s nudity, vulgarity, over-sexualization and immorality on TV, the radio, in music, on phones, and even in once family-friendly outlets like Disney.
It is no surprise that Communist Chinese-owned TikTok thought it vital to run millions of dollars of ads showing transvestites as a way to sell themselves to the American public.
And though many used to say, “if you don’t like it, turn it off,” that is no longer possible.
It’s become so ingrained into our culture that no place is safe.
But it’s possible Netflix’s latest actions will start the pendulum swinging back the other way.
And while “cancel culture” is canceling history and classic literature and film, maybe the canceling is heading in another direction.
That’s because after the recent airing of the film Cuties, hundreds of thousands of Netflix viewers are calling to “cancel” Netflix.
These incensed viewers insist that the film — which tells a story of a young “sensual dance” troupe — is nothing more than child pornography.
This all started back in August, when the video streaming giant came under fire after a trailer and poster for the French film seemed to sexualize the young girls acting in the project.
In a statement after the uproar, Netflix issued an apology, saying, “We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.”
It seems the uproar then was nothing compared to what happened once the film actually aired. The trailers alone were enough to cause a social media explosion.
So far, nearly 600,000 people have signed a petition titled, “Cancel Netflix Subscription.”
The film has also prompted hashtag #CancelNetflix to trend on social media.
One of the parental warnings on the film read, “During one of the many highly sexualized & erotic dance scenes that purposefully exploit & objectify numerous scantily clad under age [sic] girls, one of the female child dancers lifts up her cropped top to fully display her bare breast. This is lawfully defined as pedophilia and can be extremely distressing to many viewers.”
Another warning noted, “An 11 year old [sic] girl watches a female rap music video where naked women role play through dance, both heterosexual & lesbian sex acts. An 11 year old [sic] female dance group then mimics these sexual moves on themselves and on each other while the camera zooms in on their sexual body parts as they erotically writher [sic]. This can be highly distressing to many viewers.”
There’s more, so much more. But Culture Watch News will leave it at that.
Simply put, Netflix is airing a film that is plain and simple child pornography. And our editorial team can only hope far more than 600,000 cancel their subscriptions.
Culture Watch News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.