#CancelNetflix trends as French film 'Cuties' gets IMDB's 'severe' parental warning: 'Defined as pedophilia'

'Can we all not agree that 11-year-old girls gyrating, touching themselves in sexual dances and being sexualized is abhorrent? Can we not agree on that? #CancelNetflix,' a user commented


                            #CancelNetflix trends as French film 'Cuties' gets IMDB's 'severe' parental warning: 'Defined as pedophilia'
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#CancelNetflix began trending on Twitter on Thursday, September 10, as users expressed their outrage at the streaming service for not removing the French film 'Cuties' from its platform. Although people have raised objections over the content of the film, which shows four pre-teen girls dancing in a suggestive manner, the recent outrage was triggered after IMDB's parental warning marked the movie as "severe" in the list and reportedly said that some scenes are "lawfully defined as pedophilia."

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IMDB, in its synopsis of the Sundance winner film, states: "Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties" at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process." The website, however, points out certain scenes in the film under 'parental advisory,' one of them being: "A pair of tight leather pants on an 11-year-old girl is forcefully pulled down in the midst of a scuffle; the camera glances at her panty exposed bum." While the description of another scene, states: "An adult dancer shows her breast at the end of a dance video that two children characters are watching on a phone."

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Multiple Twitter users took to the micro-blogging platform to express their disappointment over the streaming site not removing it from its platform and many called to "cancel Netflix."

One Twitter user mentioned the warning on IMDB, writing: "IMDB’s parental warning on the new Netflix movie ‘Cuties’ literally states that some of the scenes in the film are “lawfully defined as pedophilia."

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While another said that it was not a political issue: "BREAKING: As divided as we are....I think we ALL can agree that sexualizing our children is abhorrent and @netflix should have to answer for promoting pedophilia on their platform!! TAKE IT DOWN NOW!! RT! #CancelNetflix"

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A third wrote: "The thing that is sad is, I get everything is politics on Twitter, but f**k can we all not agree that 11-year-old girls gyrating, touching themselves in sexual dances and being sexualized is abhorrent? Can we not agree on that? #CancelNetflix." 

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"TW// pedophilia, child exploitation If you think the backlash to the movie "Cuties" comes from conservatives who 'don't understand the point of the movie' fucking block me idc. The movie features real children who are sexualized on camera, it's child exploitation. #CancelNetflix," another added.

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One labeled the award-winning film "child porn," writing: "If you watch 11-year-olds twerk, you’re a creep. If you taught 11-year-olds to touch themselves on camera, you’re abominable. If you defend Netflix airing this child porn, you’re enabling abuse. #CancelNetflix"

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"How is this even legal??? How can anyone think that this would be a good movie to make? What kind of a person could sit through this and watch prepubescent children engage in sexually erotic behavior? This is absolutely NOT okay! #CancelNetflix" a sixth used wrote.

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One user wrote, writing that they have already canceled their subscription: "Cancelling Netflix took only about 15 seconds. Spending my life trying to support adults & children who've endured trauma, I am physically shaking as I type this. Traumatizing children for profit is despicable & criminal & the consequences should fit the crime. #CancelNetflix"

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