October 16, 2020

Deseret News: U.S. Attorney General William Barr should investigate Netflix over ‘Cuties,’ says PTC, Enough is Enough

The Parents Television Council and Enough is Enough have called for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate Netflix to see if the streaming service company “violated federal statutes against child pornography” with the film “Cuties.”

PTC President Tim Winter released a statement about the decision to call on Barr to investigate the film:

  • “We are urging the Attorney General to thoroughly investigate whether Netflix has violated federal law in its distribution of the film ‘Cuties.’ If the Texas grand jury’s indictment is any indication, then a federal investigation is warranted. It is time for Netflix to be held to account for its apparent infatuation with sexualizing children in its entertainment programming, of which ‘Cuties’ is one of many examples.

Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough Is Enough®, talked about the letter, too.

  • “At a time in America in which the sexual exploitation of children in the digital world has escalated exponentially during COVID and virtual learning, ‘Cuties is only throwing gasoline on the fire by giving dangerous permission-giving beliefs to young girls that sexting, dancing provocatively and seducing adult men is desirable, acceptable and safe,” Hughes said. “Furthermore, the film whets the appetites of sexual predators and sexually exploits the young girls that the film’s producers purport to care about. It’s past time for Netflix and other streaming platforms to get on board with America’s zero-tolerance policy of child pornography or face criminal charges.”

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