Written by PTC | Published October 7, 2020
LOS ANGELES (October 7, 2020) – The Parents Television Council commends the indictment of Netflix by a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas, for promoting a film, “Cuties,” that sexualizes minors. The charge is the “promotion of lewd visual material depicting [a] child.”
“We applaud the bold action to investigate Netflix for its sexualized depiction of 11-year-old girls in the film ‘Cuties.’ The admirable intention of the film to raise awareness of the pressure girls have in today’s sexualized culture is entirely obviated by the sexualization and exploitation depicted in the film. ‘Cuties’ is only the latest example of a host of programs that should be scrutinized because they sexually exploit children. It is time for Netflix to be held to account for enabling these kinds of programs to exist on its platform,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
The PTC points to these programs on Netflix that specifically sexualize children:
The PTC recently asked President Trump to “instruct Attorney General William Barr to open an investigation into Netflix for its pattern of repeatedly and grotesquely sexualizing children for entertainment.”