Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee explained why he believes the making of the Netflix film “Cuties” could be criminal during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “The Story.”
Lee sent a letter Friday to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings demanding an explanation “as to whether or not the potential exploitation of minors in this film constitutes criminal behavior.”
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Lee for his reaction after reading a quote from the film’s director defending her work.
“I saw so many things and so many issues around me lived by young girls, that I decided to make this film and sound an alarm and say, ‘We need to protect our children.’ It’s bold, its feminist, but it’s also important and necessary to create debate and try to find solutions, for me as an artist, for politicians and parents. It’s a real issue,” the director’s statement said.
“Look, it’s really cute, it’s really fun and nice to be able to characterize it this way, when in fact this isn’t exposing child sexual exploitation. This film actually embodies that,” Lee said. “It profits from it. It normalizes it and that’s wrong. Netflix needs to take it