Movie lovers have expressed outrage at online movie streaming service, Netflix over its sexualisation of children in its new movie, ‘Cuties’.
The movie trailer shows 11 yr old girls acting as prostitutes and strippers, twerking, and dressing semi-nude to find liberation from their religion and family through sex.
The trailer attracted outrage as people condemned Netflix for its sexualisation of little girls in an age where there is a global effort against the menace of rape and sexual violence against women in the larger society.
Many people said Netflix was promoting immorality and promiscuity to young girls while portraying African and Islamic culture in a bad light.
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Other people also expressed concern at the rate with which Netflix has been promoting shows that sexualise young black women as well as encourage their exploitation.
Many bashed the online movie streaming service of attempting to portray Islam in a bad light while pushing the agenda that nudity and sexual promiscuity should be allowed for children.
They also accused Netflix and Hollywood in General of blurring the lines between childhood and adulthood with the continued production of movies that sexualise vulnerable groups in the larger society.
Some other tweeps expressed fear at the high rate with which the Female gender is turned into an object of Sexual desire from such a young age and called for the arrest of the film directors on charges of making child pornography.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) August 18, 2020
nah just cancel netflix at this point. no one wants to watch films on african culture/muslim faith always being in the way of happiness. and yes, muslim girls can cover up and feel liberated at the same time👍🏽
— FREE PALESTINE (@nuhabesha) August 19, 2020
It's not just young black girls, it's the hypersexualization of black women in general.That stereotype about exists the world over and we actively need to do what is in our power to not feed into it whenever we can. Black girls and women are seen as aggressively sexual at any age
— #JUSTICE4COLLINSKHOSA (@sinadumbutshena) August 20, 2020
That will continue as long as it is adopted and bred into black culture by the black community. Self inflicted stereotypes and hyper-sexualization. Set higher standards then Beyoncé, Cardi and Nicki…..
— Christine (@13luckbealady13) August 20, 2020
This is actually disgusting. 11 year-olds twerking and the show is rated for mature audiences? Whoever came up with this idea needs to be fired and promptly arrested, and this whole thing needs to never see the light of day.
— Opal (@MoonPrismOpal) August 19, 2020
I just don't understand why they had to "twerk" to express their free thought and action whilst being ELEVEN years old ELEVEN when I was eleven I shove eraser pieces in my ear and bited lego pieces 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
— emyrboii (@emyrboii) August 19, 2020
The trailer actually states that these 11 year old girls are "exploring their femininity" (by dressing and acting like prostitutes). The trailer made my skin crawl.
— Mrs Slocombe (@Mrs_Slocombe_) August 20, 2020
My guess is that this is a “commentary” on child exploitation in the same way that a movie like The Purge is a commentary on violence. That is, it really just exhibits what it wants to comment on, and most of the audience is there for the exhibition not the alleged commentary.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 20, 2020
They're not even hiding it anymore. I had 3 sons before my daughter was born in Feb. I cried for 2 hrs when I found out we were having a girl. Something I wanted so badly now being brought into a world that will stop at nothing to sexualize her. I never cried like that in my life
— Jeromy Darling (@darlingjeromy) August 20, 2020
What hell are we living in now?
Children are being hypersexualization by @netflix, a major streaming service.
This is reprehensible. pic.twitter.com/urm626vt8L
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 20, 2020
#cancelnetflix , this crosses the line.
— Brian Henderson (@BGHenderson08) August 20, 2020