#CancelNetflix is Trending After Streaming Giant Sexualizes 11-Year-Old Girls in ‘Cuties’ Movie

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#CancelNetflix is trending on social media this week following the promotion and release of a French coming-of-age film, “Cuties.”

Prior to its September 9th release on the streaming platform, “Cuties” was being promoted in the U.S. with the following teaser synopsis:

“Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions.”

The description, which has since been removed by Netflix, was accompanied by a movie poster that hyper-sexualized the film’s young cast.

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Because sexualizing women in today’s culture enough, now we have to feed the appetites of pedophiles by using 11-year-old girls, twerking in spanks to grow our audiences?

It’s also important to note that the poster used to promote the movie to U.S. audiences is drastically different from the one used for international audiences:

Cuties

Needless to say, people across the internet are OUTRAGED.

Following the film teaser released in August, several Change.org petitions were launched in opposition of the film. In the first week, over 40,000 people signed this petition, which was created by Allison Mitchell. Now, that number is nearly 600,000 and rapidly climbing.

“This movie/show is disgusting as it sexualizes an ELEVEN year old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children,” reads the description. “There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!”

Allison has since decided to redirect all signatures to the FBI and the child exploitation unit.

A different petition, created by Kelsi Swift, hones in on the inappropriate methods of Netflix, pointing out that “Cuties” is just the tip of the iceberg.

“I have found many shows and movies on Netflix to have similar inappropriate behaviors as Cuties, the movie this petition was originally based off,” she writes. “ From Cuties to Big Mouth to other movies mocking religions and exploiting children Netflix is no longer the family friendly streaming service I one believed it to be!”

Swift’s petition has received nearly 650,000 signatures in the last month.

Netflix has since updated the promo image and description of the film, and released an apology for the ill-thought-out promotion.

The description no longer mentions twerking, and instead describes the movie as a story of an 11-year-old girl who rebels against her family after meeting a “free spirited dance crew.”

But now that “Cuties” has drawn worldwide attention thanks to Netflix’s horrendous marketing efforts, the child exploitation continues, because the film is still available on the platform. And people are calling on Netflix to remove the film.

As previously mentioned on For Every Mom, we know that pedophiles prey on children. Not only does the film’s U.S. trailer feature several scenes of the young girls wearing revealing clothing, but it explicitly shows the girls in compromising positions that go far beyond twerking.

One that stopped me dead in my tracks was a scene of the girls piling on top of each other, laughing.

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YouTube is a breeding ground for pedophiles who use time stamps on scenes exactly like this one, to communicate to each other various points in the video where little girls are in “sexually implicit” positions.

I find it no surprise that “Cuties” is currently Number 8 in the U.S. today on Netflix. And because the streaming giant seems to have no plans of acting in response to the millions of signatures petitioning this content and others like it, people are making the choice on their own to #CancelNetflix.

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