“It’s clearly not pedophilia or anything problematic if Joe Biden does it, so we wanted to correct the film,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said.
“Cuties” focuses on a group of 11-year-old girls who form a twerking dance group, much to the chagrin of one character’s very conservative Senegalese family. Netflix previously apologized after the poster for the French film showed the underage cast posing in a sexual manner.
Netflix membership has taken a dive recently due to the backlash and the #CancelNetflix campaign run by far-right groups who say they’re trying to protect children.
“Ha! They don’t care about children!” Hastings said. “If you really cared about children, you would celebrate a film that’s clearly sexualizing children in order to show that it’s wrong to sexualize children.”
CNN has reported that the entertainment company is mostly pedophilia-free.
“It’s clear that people who criticize this film are racists,” Hastings said, getting ahead of the continued backlash.