Netflix postpones launch of Cuties in Turkey
Netflix has announced the delay in the launch of French film titled ‘Cuties’ in Turkey after broadcasting watchdog (RTUK) alogside several petitions ordered it to be removed saying it might lead to potential child exploitation.
A Netflix spokesperson said on Monday September 7, 2020, that “The company is considering RTUK’s demand and in the meantime has delayed the launch of Cuties in Turkey.”
According to Netflix, Cuties plot centred on an 11-year-old Muslim girl who starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.
The movie was due to be released on September 9, 2020.
However, during last week’s first ruling related to a video-on-demand platform, RTUK judged that the film contained exploitation and abuse and “might lead to potential child exploitation behaviour patterns emerging”.