Netflix defended their “Cuties” movie, which has been widely accused of sexualizing children, saying that the movie is “a powerful story.”
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” Netflix said in a statement. “It’s an award winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up – and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) responded to Netflix’s statement by suggesting that it was perhaps time for the video streaming service to testify in front of the U.S. Senate.
“Maybe @Netflix would like to come talk this over before Congress,” Hawley wrote.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 11, 2020
“The movie focuses on a group of 11-year-old girls who form a twerking dance group, much to the chagrin