Netflix is facing one of the biggest controversies in its history over the tween-twerking drama Cuties. But you wouldn’t necessarily know that from watching CNN, which interviewed Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings on Thursday and failed to ask any questions about the movie that depicts underage girls in a highly sexual way.
CNN host Poppy Harlow lobbed a series of softball questions at Hastings during their Skype interview, including queries about corporate philanthropy and his new book, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. The ten-minute interview didn’t feature any questions about Cuties or the fallout from the movie, including calls for customers to cancel their subscriptions.
Cuties, which was released this week on the streaming service, tells the story of an 11-year-old French girl who joins a twerking troupe as a way to find freedom from her repressive Senegalese Muslim family. The movie features