Over the course of the last several months, the hashtag “#savethechildren” has been gathering steam online.
The sentiment is aimed at bringing awareness to the plight of young people who are sexually abused, exploited, and trafficked, and its supporters have long believed that society at large has failed to do enough to stem these cruel and wicked practices.
For instance, when US Marshals made two major child sex trafficking busts in recent weeks, and the mainstream media all but refused to report on these cases, these activists were livid. They believed that this scourge can only be squelched through a sort of naked recognition of just how awful and pervasive these perversions truly are.
A raunchy new Netflix movie has roiled the #savethechildren movement again, and instigated calls for a boycott of the streaming service.
On Thursday, #CancelNetflix trended on Twitter amid a new wave of calls to boycott the streaming service after a scene from the movie Cuties went viral.
The movie, about a group of eleven-year-old girls who form a twerking dance group, previously sparked controversy due to the sexualized poster used by Netflix to promote the movie.
Now, following its Netflix release, a scene from Cuties showing the girls dancing in a sexualized manner for an audience of adults has led to new calls for a boycott.
Twitter users were positively enraged.
"Cuties" just released and it's WAY worse than anybody expected.
Netflix just published soft-core child pornography, and they'll probably get away with it.
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) September 10, 2020
So, I thought the Cuties/Netflix thing was being sensationalized… but the IMDB trigger warning literally describes "female breast nudity of a minor(!!!)"
If you had that on your computer, you're going to jail. If it's on Netflix, it's art??? pic.twitter.com/0eu8dZDX5j
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) September 10, 2020
I’m dead serious, people should go to prison for this.
“Lawfully defines as pedophilia” and look at the media ratings.
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) September 10, 2020
And, as if there was any doubt about the content, IMDB was blunt in their assessment:
“During one of the many highly sexualized & erotic dance scenes that purposefully exploit & objectify numerous scantily clad under age girls, one of the female child dancers lifts up her cropped top to fully display her bare breast. This is lawfully defined as pedophilia and can be extremely distressing to many viewers,” IMDB declares.
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