September 11, 2020

#CancelNetflix campaign heats up over ‘Cuties’

New York (AFP) – Thousands of people launched a call to boycott Netflix on Thursday over the French film “Mignonnes” — known as “Cuties” in English — angry that its young stars were portrayed in a sexualized way.The film is directed by French-Senegalese director Maimouna Doucoure, and started streaming September 9. More than 200,000 tweets with the hashtag “#CancelNetflix” became the top trending topic one day later.A first wave of criticism, in August, led Netflix to withdraw “inappropriate” artwork used to promote the film, which was released in theaters that month in France.Netflix also s…


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