On Thursday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appeared on CNN for a full ten minutes and was not asked a single question about the controversy surrounding the streaming platform’s new movie “Cuties,” which features 11-year-old girls dancing sexually. Critics of the film have alleged it legitimizes pedophilia.
According to Newsbusters, Poppy Harlow of “CNN Newsroom” asked Hastings a multitude of questions while praising Netflix for its diversity initiatives; absent throughout the whole interview was a single question about “Cuties,” which has rocked the internet—both Left and Right.
“Instead, CNN Newsroom co-anchor Poppy Harlow gave Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings an almost entirely softball interview,” reported Newsbusters. “She even found time to praise the company for being ahead of its competitors in ‘diversity’ programming and leadership.”
Netflix found itself at the center of controversy last month when it released a poster for the movie “Cuties” that featured pre-teen girls in sexually suggestive poses. The company apologized after severe online backlash. “We’re deeply