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Netflix Responds to 'Cuties' Backlash, Says Movie Is Actually Against the Sexualization of Children

Netflix Responds to 'Cuties' Backlash, Says Movie Is Actually Against the Sexualization of Children

Netflix is responding to the backlash surrounding the new movie Cuties, which is now available on the streaming service.

Controversy was caused a few weeks ago when a movie poster for the film went viral as it appeared to sexualize underage children. Now, people are saying that the movie as a whole is sexualizing young children and many are calling for a boycott of Netflix.

Cuties is about an eleven-year-old girl named Amy who starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.

Here is what Netflix had to say in a statement (via Variety): “Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. It’s an award-winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”

Netflix recently released some movies and TV shows for free so that people who don’t have memberships can watch them!

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