Netflix is in hot water after the release of the French film, “Cuties.” the movie follows 11-year-old Amy who rebels against her family when she joins a dance group.
Louisiana’s Attorney General, Jeff Landry is urging Netflix to remove the film. He and leaders from Texas, Ohio, and Florida sent a letter to the company’s CEO saying in part, “the film contains gratuitous exposure of a young girl’s breast and shows children using their bodies in a sexual manner.”
“This movie basically supports the actions that pedophiles engage in,” Landry said.
Public outrage in response to the film started even before it was released. Netflix removed its promotional poster for the movie and apologized after harsh criticism on social media.
Amy Dighton has an 11-year-old daughter. After watching the film, she believes every parent should take this as a teaching moment.
“If this movie shocked you, use that shock value, and that passion you have to cancel Nextflix and turn it into changing things in your own home,” Dighton said.
The movie is number seven in the United States and seems to be receiving more backlash every day. Attorney General Landry saying if he finds there was illegal activity in the making of this film charges will be filed.
“We are not going to put up with this kind of action in this country,” Landry said.
Netflix defended the film saying in part “it’s a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up.”
Landry says this is an opportunity to educate our children on cyber safety. To read more on that click here: http://agjefflandry.Com/files/shared/documents/besmartwithyoursmartphone.Pdf