Thu. Jun 24th, 2021
Netflix apologises after thousands sign petition to remove 'Cuties'

San Francisco: Netflix has apologised for the materials it utilised to market the controversial French movie, “Cuties” soon after 1000’s of individuals signed a petition demanding the elimination of the film from the streaming platform.

Directed by Maimouna Doucoure, the film is about an eleven-yr-previous who hopes to join a dance crew.

The petition at which has now amassed above 225,000 signatures alleges that the film is “disgusting” as it “sexualizes” an eleven-yr-previous for the “viewing pleasure of paedophiles”.

The petition is accompanied by a screenshot of the unique plot summary of the film which launched the central character as Amy, “who gets fascinated with a twerking dance crew” and “begins to take a look at her femininity”.

The film was initially titled “Mignonnes”.

“We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we utilised for ‘Mignonnes/Cuties’,” Netflix stated in a statement this week.

“It was not Okay, nor was it representative of this French movie which won an award at Sundance. We have now up to date the photographs and description.”

Though Netflix has apologised for its promotional elements, there are no programs to take away the movie, which is scheduled for a worldwide debut on September 9, The Los Angeles Instances reported.

In a current interview with Cineuropa, the director of the movie unveiled that “Cuties” is partly primarily based on her very own experiences of developing up.


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