Ted Cruz Calls For DOJ Investigation Into Netflix Child Porn Over “Cuties” Scandal

(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Republican Senator Ted Cruz (TX) called on the Department of Justice to investigate digital TV streaming platform Netflix for potentially distributing child pornography, joining other congressional Republicans in sending a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr. It comes after the streaming giant published and defended a movie called “Cuties” which depicts 11-year-old girls performing sexualized dances.

The French film is a story designed to warn of the horrors of oversexualizing children, but in the process does everything the film tries to warn about. It shows young girls taking naked photos of themselves on their cell phones, propositioning older men for sex, performing sexual dances, and at one point the camera purposely zooms in on the backside of a pre-teen girl.

Senator Cruz tweeted the letter he wrote to Attorney General Barr.

Senator Josh Hawley also published an open letter he sent to Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO, on Friday. He said that Netflix should not explain to the public why they are distributing a film that “appears to sexually exploit children and endanger child welfare.”

In Cruz’s letter, he said that while the First Amendment allows for artistic expressions, “it does not allow individuals or for-profit corporations to produce or distribute child pornography.”

“Accordingly, I urge the Department to investigate the production of ‘Cuties’ and Netflix’s distribution of the film in order to determine whether Netflix, any of its executives, or anyone involved with the making of ‘Cuties’ violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.”

Conservative actress Kristy Swanson commented on the letter, noting that while it was shot in France, there are also French laws designed to stop children from being exploited in the entertainment industry.

Netflix has defended the publication of the movie and despite being at the receiving end of a huge boycott campaign, which culminated in the Twitter hashtag #CancelNetflix trending for a whole day last week, has refused to take the film down. The streaming company previously changed promotional images of the film admitting that they were too provocative, but for some reason now argue that the content of the film is fine.

2020 is one hell of a weird year, huh?