Even though the backlash against Netflix’s “Cuties” was largely bi-partisan, a new op-ed in Slate has put the blame squarely on the shoulders of conservatives.
According to Sam Adams, conservatives have a “creepy” obsession with the new French film, which has been accused of indefensibly sexualizing 11-year-old girls in the name of artistry.
“The movie finds itself at the toxic intersection of QAnon delusion and right-wing moral panic, with a smattering of leftist outrage on the side. Brietbart has posted about the movie a half-dozen times in the past two days, singling out critics who praised the film, several of whom have received death threats and been harassed off social media,” wrote Adams. “And Thursday night, Tucker Carlson made it a centerpiece of his show, accusing a nonspecific ‘they’ behind the movie of wanting to ‘destroy young girls.’”
Adams argued that critics of the movie have not actually seen it, choosing instead to go off of the marketing materials