Why is Hamza Ali Abbasi asking you to ”cancel your Netflix subscription” with him?
Netflix recently came under fire for accommodating the release of the 2020 French drama film Cuties on its streaming service. Ever since the compromising visuals from the film. went viral on social media, the audience and subscribers have been criticizing the video streaming platform for playing an enormous role in the inappropriate portrayal of the sexualization of 11-year-old girls.
Many took to Twitter to voice their disapproval and disgust. While the hashtag #CancelNetflix trended #1 across social media, emails were flooded with petitions to stop the movie launch and cancel Netflix.
Hamza Ali Abbasi jumped on the bandwagon too and voiced his disappointment. The actor took to Twitter to share his views on the matter:
Despite global condemnation, Netflix still went ahead and released CUTIES! Yup, now we have softcore pedo porn on a mainstream media platform. That’s a deal-breaker for me.
Despite global condemnation, Netflix still went ahead & released CUTIES! Yup, now we have soft core Pedo Porn on a mainstream media platform. Thats a deal breaker for me. Cant do much but what i can do is Cancel my Netflix subscription, maybe YOU SHOULD TOO! #cutiesnetflix pic.twitter.com/QuqJPUJacj
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 12, 2020
Hamza’s disgust followed with a suggestion. He asked all Netflix users to cancel their subscriptions to show their strong distaste to the media service provider. Having done the same himself, Hamza Ali Abbasi said:
I can’t do much, but what I can do is cancel my Netflix subscription. Maybe YOU SHOULD TOO!
It should be noted that the film, Cuties, was initially released in France. The director of Cuties, Maimouna Doucoure, said:
After I attended a neighborhood gathering in Paris, where I saw 11-year-olds perform a “very sexual, very sensual” dance, the film’s idea came to me.
The coming of age movie follows the journey of a Muslim girl, Amy, played by Fathia Youssouf, trying to find her place growing up in a poor suburb of Paris. The story shifts when the young girl finds herself getting friendly with a dance troupe. The next series of events show how Amy struggles with life as she defies her conservative family’s strict rules.
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