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I don’t even dance provocatively like that for a guy I’m dating… sure, it’s partially out of my own insecurity and feeling like I’ll look like a raw chicken breast flopping about… but at least I’m OF AGE if I wanted to!
The dances these girls are doing look oddly familiar, don’t they? Like, Magic Mike familiar. Oh, that’s right, because THEY’RE STRIPPERS.
Through all of the dance rehearsals, countless scene takes, and the repetition of it all… no one cared to think, ‘Hmmm this seems like it’s a little too far’???
“Alright, girls, we’re gonna need you to shake your butts a little bit more!” LIKE, WUT.
Several Republican lawmakers, including Senator Tom Cotton, are calling on the DOJ to open and potentially pursue a criminal investigation into Netflix after the absurd streaming of the film Cuties was released. The film showed minors dancing in an explicit, sexually suggestive manner to which Cotton called it “peddling child pornography.”
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 12, 2020
“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 is facing heavy backlash for releasing the film many critics say engages in the sexual exploitation of children.
Netflix, however, has defended its release of Cuties — despite intense scrutiny it has faced over the movie’s sexually charged depiction of underage girls — calling the film a “social commentary.”
Cuties centers around 11-year-old Amy, who “joins a group of dancers named ‘the cuties’ at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity — upsetting her mother and her values in the process,” according to the film’s IMDb page.
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Burgeoning femininity? I don’t have to dance like a stripper to embrace my burgeoning femininity. What does that even mean? Growing boobs? Starting your period? The Lord Himself knows I am NOT about to spread my legs open on a stage in teeny tiny shorts and a crop top if all of that is coming into fruition.
Then again, the values start at home.
Either way, explicit depictions of CHILDREN is wrong in every sense of the term.
Rep. Banks also shared his sentiments, adding that the DOJ should prepare charges against Netflix for disseminating “child pornography.”
“As a father of young daughters, I find it sickening. Not only is this movie fodder for pedophiles, it encourages very young girls to defy their parents’ wishes and share pornographic images of themselves with strangers, ” said Banks. “Our culture has come a long way in recent years, recognizing the power of television, movies and magazines to affect young girls.”
As a father of three young daughters, I find “Cuties” sickening. Glad to join @SenTomCotton in calling on the DOJ to bring charges against Netflix for distribution of child pornography. https://t.co/xmHO3b1yLN
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) September 11, 2020
Turkey doesn’t want anything to do with it either –
At least Turkey knows child exploitation when it sees it!https://t.co/IjlANupBAu
— 𝗚𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗝𝗶𝗺 (@GhostJim4) September 9, 2020
Even Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) fired shots at Netflix, saying the film will “whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade.”
You know when the Democrats and Republicans are on the same side of the fight, something is really wrong.