LONDON • It dropped actor Kevin Spacey, however streaming service supplier Netflix is now being slammed for a U-turn in venturing right into a sex-themed drama.
Survivors of intercourse trafficking have urged the company to can a brand new present known as Baby – impressed by an Italian teen intercourse scandal – accusing it of normalising baby abuse.
In a letter to executives, they accused Netflix of double requirements for glamorising sexual exploitation, weeks after it dumped Spacey, star of its flagship House Of Cards drama, following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Baby, which matches into manufacturing this yr, is impressed by a scandal in Rome wherein teenage college students from the town’s rich Parioli district had been stated to have offered intercourse to purchase branded garments and cellphones.
The letter stated eight traffickers had been arrested and the ringleader was jailed for 10 years.
Netflix’s web site describes the eight-parter as “a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers”.
The letter despatched to Netflix was signed by 56 campaigners, social-service suppliers and survivors of intercourse trafficking, together with some who had been exploited as youngsters.
“There are no ‘baby prostitutes’ – only sexually abused, exploited and raped children,” the letter stated.