Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ sparks global backlash for allegedly sexualizing children
Netflix’s release of the award-winning French comedy/drama “Cuties” (2020) has sparked global outrage over accusations that the film portrays children in a sexually explicit manner.The controversial film follows an 11-year-old young Senegalese immigrant in Paris who joins up with a free-spirited dance clique to escape from her dysfunctional family, Variety reported.The website added that the hashtag #CancelNetflix trended on Twitter a day after the film’s September 9 release.A change.org petition with over 600,000 supporters has called on Netflix customers to cancel their subscriptions, Variet...
Disney executive speaks out on backlash over Mulan's filming in controversial Xinjiang province
The film, which streams exclusively on the Disney+ on demand service, has proven controversial among fans after it was discovered that portions of it were filmed in the Xinjiang province of China.The film's credits also include a thank you to authorities in Xinjiang - a highly controversial location where Uighur Muslims have been detained in mass internment camps.Missouri's Republican junior senator, Josh Hawley, sent a letter to Disney condemning the company for "whitewashing the ongoing genocide of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities during the production of Mulan" - and now McCarthy ...
MTRCB to push through with plan to regulate Netflix despite backlash
MTRCB to push through with plan to regulate Netflix despite backlashRobertzon Ramirez(The Philippine Star) – September 6, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will push through with its plan to regulate video streaming platforms operating in the Philippines despite the backlash from the public.MTRCB chair Rachel Arenas told “The Chiefs” on One News that they will not be intimidated by the criticisms as she emphasized that they only follow what the law dictates.“Not because it’s impractical we’re not going to pursue what is written in ...
Nickelodeon bosses pull animated series Made By Maddie following backlash
Officials at the network debuted the premiere date and first look of the show last week (ends03Sep20), which features a predominantly black lead cast in the story of an eight-year-old girl from New York City who "uses her imagination and design ingenuity to turn every problem into a positive with the perfect fashion fix."However, a number of fans noticed similarities to Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2020, with a television spin-off now in development for HBO Max."Made by Maddie is a show we acquired several years ago from Silvergate Media, a...
Pakistan backlash grows over Charlie Hebdo cartoons
Anti-Francedemonstrators rallied on Thursday inPakistanand the foreign minister lodged a diplomatic complaint as the backlash grew against a French magazinerepublishingcartoons of theProphet Mohammed.Satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015, reprinted the controversial caricatures this week to mark the start of the trial of the alleged accomplices in the attack.Dozens of men gathered in the northern city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, yelling slogans that included "Stop barking, French dogs" and "Charlie Hebdo, stop"."The government...
Dark money, dirty politics and the backlash against human rights
In late 2017, I arrived in an icy Budapest to give a journalism workshop at the Central European University. One of the first things I noticed when I disembarked from the airport bus in the centre of the Hungarian capital was the posters. They seemed to be everywhere. From billboards and bus shelters a craggy, ageing face framed by a thin smile and an aquiline nose looked down. I recognised it instantly as the CEU’s Hungarian-born founder George Soros. Next to the image was a line of text: “Don’t let Soros have the last laugh.”This propaganda drive cost the Hungarian government almost €20 mill...
In Scotland, Loyalists lead a Black Lives Matter backlash
In the early days of this summer’s wave of Black Lives Matter protests, police in Glasgow put a statue under 24-hour guard.The equestrian monument, first erected in 1735, was dedicated to “our glorious hero and deliverer (under God) from popery and slavery”; to William of Orange, the monarch revered to this day by Scottish Loyalists for guaranteeing, as they see it, their religious freedom from the Catholic Church.By mid-June this horseback “King Billy” had been vandalised twice, his plinth daubed with pro IRA and Black Lives Matter graffiti.Why? Because the monarch believed to have delivered ...
New Ethical Benchmark Set For Renewables In Mexico
Written by Raquel Anais SmithThe hot and dry climate of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a solar developer’s paradise. From afar, Mexico’s status in the top 10 list of countries with highest renewable investment appears to set shining examples towards the future of green energy, but local social and environmental backlash has been thick on the ground in the recent past.The small city of Valladolid provides a glaring example. Here, in February of 2019, the Chinese company Jinkosolar Investment halted their progress on the Yucatán Solar Park residents sued them for violating human and indigenous ri...
Sebastian Stan Faces ‘Canceling’ For Girlfriend’s Racist Instagram Post
Marvel Avengers star Sebastian Stan is facing backlash on Twitter after it was discovered that his girlfriend Alejandra Onieva had dressed in “Asian” clothes and posted a picture in them in 2018.Onieva captioned the photo, which has since been deleted, “dos Japnonisitas in the middle of the night #geishas.”After noticing the post many fans started to message Stan about the issue. Stan then blocked those sending him messages, causing the hashtag, #SebastianStanIsOverParty to go viral on Twitter. WATCH SEBASTIAN STAN’S uINTERVIEW HERE!One user tweeted, “As an Asian woman, it hurts when your favo...
Natalie Maines was forced to move after backlash over President Bush comments
The group's lead singer and her bandmates, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, came under fire when Maines spoke out against the U.S. leader and the war in Iraq, and her comments led to criticism back home in the U.S. and even death threats against the trio, with former fans in their home state of Texas condemning them.Looking back at the difficult time during an interview with Bustle, Maines reveals she felt she was at the centre of "an emotional whirlwind" and had to move because she felt unsafe in Austin."I didn’t feel safe living in the centre of Austin anymore because people knew where I li...