Hamza Ali Abbasi Cancels His Netflix Subscription In Protest Against Controversial Film's Release
Hamza Ali Abbasi Is Not Happy With Netflix
Hamza Ali Abbasi is not happy with the video streaming platform Netflix and he has made his feelings known to everyone. Earlier this month, Hamza had criticized the streaming giant over one of their upcoming projects, Cuties.
Hamza Ali Abbasi is of the opinion that Netflix is sexualizing teens with the release of this controversial movie and he is having none of it. The French film is a 2020 coming-of-age comedy-drama, written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré as her directorial debut.
According to the film's description, it is a story of Amy, an 11-year-old girl who originally hails from Senegal and grows up in a working-class area of Paris. She eventually defies her 'conservative' family when she "becomes aware of her burgeoning sexuality."
Hamza Ali Abbasi is not the only person agitated with Netflix over this controversial project. Thousands of people around the world have criticized the streaming giant and there have been calls to boycott Netflix over the release of Cuties.
Its horrifying to see a show in the mainstream blatantly sexualising 11 yr old kids. If this show is still there by next month..i am canceling my Netflix subscription and so should you.— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) August 31, 2020
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Taking to his official Twitter account, Hamza Ali Abbasi made his feelings known very clearly as he stated that he has canceled his Netflix subscription. He said:
"Despite global condemnation, Netflix still went ahead & released CUTIES! Yup, now we have softcore Pedo Porn on a mainstream media platform. That's a deal-breaker for me. Can't do much but what I can do is cancel my Netflix subscription, maybe YOU SHOULD TOO! #cutiesnetflix"
Despite global condemnation, Netflix still went ahead & released CUTIES! Yup, now we have soft core Pedo Porn on a mainstream media platform. Thats a deal breaker for me. Cant do much but what i can do is Cancel my Netflix subscription, maybe YOU SHOULD TOO! #cutiesnetflix pic.twitter.com/QuqJPUJacj— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 12, 2020
Fans have whole-heartedly supported the Alif actor on this issue and several people shared their screenshots of canceled Netflix subscriptions.
I've done it too. pic.twitter.com/82tIQ8dIgA— Arslan (@emarsalan) September 12, 2020
Netflix has responded to the criticism by saying:
"We understand that not all stories may appeal to all our viewers, which is why we always invest in a diverse range of content from all over the world. We also provide ratings, synopsis, trailers, and controls to help our members make the right viewing choices for themselves and their families."