Critics of Cuties Aren’t Conspiracy Theorists

Cuties (Netflix/Trailer image via YouTube)
Netflix’s defenders are conflating legitimate criticism with QAnon and ignoring the movie’s overt sexualization of young girls.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ince streaming platform Netflix released the movie Cuties, the Internet has been abuzz with controversy. Shortly after the movie came out, the hashtag #CancelNetflix began trending on social media, as critics objected to its overt sexual content involving girls as young as eleven — in other words, children.

In response to the public outcry and subsequent boycott campaign, Netflix ignored the substantive criticisms of the movie’s content, insisting that it is “a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up” and “a social commentary against the sexualization of young children.”

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