Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is among the Republican lawmakers calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Netflix for what Cotton called “peddling child pornography” after the streaming giant released the preteen twerking film Cuties.
“Like any parent, I find [Netflix’s] decision to peddle child pornography disgusting. And it’s criminal,” tweeted Senator Cotton on Saturday. “The Justice Department] should take swift action.”
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 12, 2020
Netflix is facing heavy backlash for releasing the film many critics say engages in the sexual exploitation of children.
Netflix, however, has defended its release of Cuties — despite intense scrutiny it has faced over the movie’s sexually charged depiction of underage girls — calling the film a “social commentary.”
Cuties centers around 11-year-old Amy, who