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Netflix "Cuties" Sparks Concerns It Violates Child Pornography Laws

Senator Ted Cruz says the Netflix film Cuties "routinely fetishizes and sexualizes pre-adolescent girls" in a letter to Attorney General William Barr.
Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 15, 2020

Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a French film for child pornography.

It’s a Netflix film called “Cuties.”

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Cruz said the film "routinely fetishizes and sexualizes these pre-adolescent girls as they perform dances simulating sexual conduct."

In August, the streaming service was accused of sexualizing pre-teen girls after the movie poster went viral 

Netflix apologized for the poster and removed it -- but explained the film is a “social commentary *against sexualizing children.

For Newsy, I'm Terace Garnier.

Contains footage from CNN