There is an ongoing online petition to remove “Cuties” on Netflix.
“This movie/show is disgusting as it sexualizes an ELEVEN year old for the viewing pleasure of pedophiles and also negatively influences our children!” wrote Allison Mitchell, who started the online petition, on Change.org.
“There is no need for this kind of content in that age group, especially when sex trafficking and pedophilia are so rampant! There is no excuse, this is dangerous content!” she added.
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A poster for the film shows four young girls in dance poses – creating backlash on social media.
“Parents & carers need vigilance in protecting children from sexualisation. Every day brings a new Hell. Today’s low is ‘Cuties’ on Netflix. A twerking mess that has 11-year-old girls grinding like pros. Another consequence of strippers becoming pop stars & influencing our young,” wrote journalist Sonia Poulton on Twitter.
Logan Hall, social media manager The Daily Caller, also expressed his opinion: “[A] society that celebrates the sexualization of children, in any form, is doomed. [A]bsolutely appalling and grotesque stuff. [W]hy is this being promoted by Netflix?”
“I can’t believe we need to say pedophilia is wrong… But so many went to Epstein’s Island,” tweeted Friar Matthew Schneider.
The synopsis of the film reads: “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”
The petition now has more than 38,000 signatures as of this writing.