For the second time in less than a week, CNN has ignored the firestorm over the movie Cuties while interviewing Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings.
Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter failed to bring up Cuties during his Sunday chat with Hastings, which aired just three days after CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow spoke to Hastings and also neglected to mention the controversy over the kiddie twerking movie.
On Sunday, Stelter aired an interview with Hastings about his new book, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. The conversation touched on the coronavirus pandemic and how Netflix is equipped to deal with the recent shutdown in film and TV production. “We’re very fortunate that we produce all over the world,” Hastings said.
The interview also addressed growing streaming competition. “HBO and Disney will be around,” Hastings said. “We’ll see what happens with the others.”
But Stelter didn’t ask a single question about Cuties,