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2021 Dirty Dozen List: Netflix

PROGRESS: Netflix changes app ratings!

Streaming giant Netflix’s tagline is “we want to entertain the world”—and now with over 200 million subscribers in reported at the beginning of 2021, Netflix certainly boasts a global reach. However, this massive streaming platform is also glorifying and enabling exploitation to the world.  Netflix landed spots on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation 2019…

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Corporations Making Changes: 2020 Victories to Celebrate 

February 9, 2021 is the global observance of Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day focuses on the idea that everyone plays an important role in making the internet better. To protect children online, and create a space where all are free from the harms of sexual abuse and exploitation, we all—families, corporations, governments—play an important…

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STATEMENT – Indictment for Netflix’s “Cuties” Has Merit

Washington, DC (October 7, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauded the indictment of Netflix by a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas, for the “promotion of lewd visual material depicting [a] child,” in the film, Cuties. “It is time for Netflix to be held to account for providing a platform for…

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STATEMENT – Netflix Must Stop Providing Platform to Film That Has Sexually Exploited Children

Washington, DC (September 11, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called out Netflix for providing a platform to a film, Cuties, that has permitted the sexual exploitation of children. “Netflix wants to have its cake and eat it too: it’s underwriting a coming-of-age story by a woman of color, which is laudable,…

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Newsweek: ‘#CancelNetflix Is Valid’: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Weighs in on ‘Cuties’

Originally Published at Newsweek By James Crowley Cuties director Maïmouna Doucouré spoke about how young girls are exposed to overly sexualized women in an interview, called “Why I Made Cuties,” that was released on YouTube on Wednesday, as part of Netflix’s “Film Club” series. “Our girls see that the more a woman is overly sexualized on social…

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Netflix Promotes Sexualization of Children, Racist Stereotypes with New Film ‘Cuties’

Netflix, the global, mega-popular streaming service, recently came under fire for the reveal of their newest film acquisition: Cuties, a French film dedicated to the hypersexualization of young children. In the now-updated poster and movie description, 11 year old girls pose in tight, revealing outfits on a glittering stage, with one girl even posing on…

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STATEMENT – Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ is Prime Example of How Racist Stereotypes and Sexual Exploitation are Connected

Washington, DC (August 21, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) decried Netflix for its new movie, “Cuties,” which sexualizes pubescent girls and says is a prime example of how racist stereotypes and sexual exploitation are connected. Netflix is listed as one of NCOSE’s 2020 Dirty Dozen List of mainstream contributors to sexual…

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