Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday joined a growing chorus of Washington lawmakers calling for a Department of Justice investigation of Netflix over airing the new film “Cuties.”
“The video streaming service and content-producer Netflix is currently hosting a film entitled “Cuties” that sexualizes young girls, including through dance scenes that simulate sexual activities and a scene exposing a minor’s bare breast,” Cruz said in a Friday letter to Attorney General Bill Barr.
“I urge the Department of Justice to investigate the production and distribution of this film to determine whether Netflix, its executives, or the individuals involved in the filming and production of ‘Cuties’ violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography,” it continued,
Cruz adds his name to a growing — and bipartisan — list of Washington lawmakers who have criticized the film. Among others condemning the film are Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind. and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi.