Barack and Michelle Obama slammed for not pushing Netflix to remove 'Cuties' movie amid child porn allegations

Some users felt that Obamas were unnecessarily targeted, saying, 'Please don't make the #Cuties thing about Obama and needlessly insert political divisiveness'


                            Barack and Michelle Obama slammed for not pushing Netflix to remove 'Cuties' movie amid child porn allegations
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Netflix is not the only one facing intense pressure from its subscribers to pull the recently released movie, 'Cuties', from its platform. Some of the outrage over the alleged sexualization of underage girls in the film is being directed toward former first couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, who have a multi-million dollar contract with the streaming giant as people claimed that they had enough influence to request the movie to be removed from Netflix. 

Conservative radio host and political commentator Tammy Bruce was one of the first ones to point a finger at the Obamas as well as Susan E Rice, a former US National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the UN, who joined the Netflix's board of directors in 2018. During her appearance on Fox News, she also took a dig at former royal pair, Harry and Meghan Markle who recently signed a lucrative project with the platform. "A word from any of these people could stop this in its tracks.. Susan Rice and Obama are on the Netflix board, Harry and Meghan are reported to have a $100m deal with Netflix,'' she said. 



 

Contrary to Bruce's statement, the Obamas are not members of Netflix. They have simply signed a deal with the company to produce television shows and movies. In a statement about their deal, they said that they did not wish to cultivate liberal viewpoints on the platform, instead, the goal was “to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

Nevertheless, many of the right-wing supporters were quick to condemn the Obamas without bothering to fact-check Bruce's statement. Here are some of the reactions:

"Barack Obama could make one phone call to his employer Netflix and have the pedophile film 'Cuties' pulled from their catalog. But he won't."



 

"A year after Barack Obama inks a multiyear deal with Netflix, we get 'Cuties' Just sayin''



 

"It's strange how Netflix is promoting 'Cuties' (a show that sexualizes 11 year old girls) and not a single corporate media reporter has asked Netflix employees Susan Rice or Michelle Obama why they haven't condemned the show."



 

''A wonderful Human being" Michelle Obama of #HarveyWeinstein No question, Democrats hate God & worship evil. They glamorize perversions & promote pedophilia. Susan Rice sits on the board ... and One year after the Obama's became producers we have #Cuties #CancelNetflix"



 

"Who else wants to bet that there was a Cuties watch party at the Obama household tonight with plenty of hotdogs & pizza? Yes, Susan Rice was there too."



 

"Have you seen the excerpts of 'Cuties', being released by Netflix-and its board members Obama & Susan Rice? Eleven year old girls humping on stage. Degrading. Sad. Horrifying. Infuriating. Disgusting beyond words. They have no conscience."



 

"Obama was on the Board of Netflix that pushed Cuties and now Biden wants to put him on the Supreme Court!''



 

"You are under contract with @Netflix. You have two daughters. Netflix has a film called 'Cuties' that features close up crotch shots of 11 yr old girls while they touch their private parts and then performing sexual dances. Will you demand they pull this film?"



 

"Susan Rice is on the Board at Netflix and Netflix has a multi-million dollar production deal with the Obamas If you can’t connect the dots about why asking Barack Obama his opinion on 'Cuties' is relevant; then you’re just a Fn Moron"



 

However, not every one of them was convinced that the Obamas wielded enough power to push Netflix to pull a movie from their app. There were also those who were confused by the fact that the former president and his wife had become targets of hate when they did not even produce the movie. 

"No but like- why are ppl saying cuties being on and STREAMED by Netflix is Obama’s fault it’s not even something PRODUCED by them it’s just streaming THROUGH them," one wrote. 



 

Another commented: "Please don't make the #Cuties thing about Obama and needlessly insert political divisiveness. This is about being against child porn. Come on, people. We can stand together against child porn.''



 

A third said: ''I get why people do not like the movie cuties. But how the hell is this Obama's fault? Get some reality in your head."



 

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