Date: September 07, 2020
“The director of Cuties has said she received death threats after a promotional poster for the film was criticised for sexualising children.
Netflix apologised and removed the image after receiving significant backlash on social media last month.
Filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré has now told Deadline she “received numerous death threats” over the poster.
She said Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos phoned her directly to apologise after the poster sparked controversy.
Cuties originally premiered at the Sundance film festival in January and received positive reviews from critics.
Cuties follows an 11-year-old who joins a dance group. Doucouré says it is meant to tackle the issue of sexualisation of young girls.
Netflix showed girls posing in skimpy outfits in its promotional poster for the award-winning French drama, which sparked online disapproval and a petition calling for Netflix to drop the film.
However, many defended the movie and said Netflix had not accurately represented it in the poster.”
We fight, because they will have every other thing under the sun censored, and stay emboldened to threaten the lives of others, if nobody with at least half a lick of common sense ever stands up to them.
This whole fiasco is incredibly stupid…
…There are many people out there, who should be deeply ashamed and embarrassed of themselves.