Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi on Sunday said he has canceled his Netflix subscription after the streaming giant “went ahead and released Cuties”.
Thousands of people have launched a call to boycott Netflix over the French film “Mignonnes” — known as “Cuties” in English — angry that its young stars were portrayed in a sexualized way.
The film is directed by French-Senegalese director Maimouna Doucoure, and started streaming September 9. More than 200,000 tweets with the hashtag “#CancelNetflix” became the top trending topic one day later.
Taking to Twitter, Hamza wrote, “Despite global condemnation, Netflix still went ahead & released CUTIES! Yup, now we have soft core Pedo Porn on a mainstream media platform. Thats a deal breaker for me. Cant do much but what i can do is Cancel my Netflix subscription, maybe YOU SHOULD TOO!” (sic)