Right now, one of the top 10 most-watched shows on Netflix is “Cuties,” a film that critics have argued should be classified as child pornography.
Now, a sitting US Senator is calling for the DOJ to hold Netflix accountable by filing criminal charges.
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.”
Netflix’s decision to distribute the film is a horrendous example of the normalization of pedophilia that many conservatives have warned of.
Even some Democrats have expressed shock, most notably Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. On Friday, Gabbard called Cuties “child porn” and insisted the film will “whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade.”
Read the full story here.