Tulsi Gabbard Calls New Netflix ‘Cuties’ Film ‘Child Porn,’ Says It Will ‘Certainly Whet The Appetite Of Pedophiles’

Democratic Congresswoman and former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is criticizing Netflix over its decision to release a film called “Cuties,” which has been widely reviewed as sexually exploitative of girls.

The film is almost entirely about the sexualization of 11 to 13-year-old girls as the film’s bio reads: “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.”

The Daily Caller reports:

The film centers around Amy, 11, joining other young underage female dancers in a group “named ‘the cuties’ at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity – upsetting her mother and her values in the process,” according to the film’s description on IMDB.

In a tweet, Gabbard called the film “child porn” and said it “will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles.”

She also said the film will “help fuel the child sex trafficking trade.”

“Netflix, you are now complicit. #CancelNetflix,” the congresswoman added.

Gabbard is far from the only person speaking out about the film and she’s not even the only member of Congress to do so as Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman Jim Banks announced they are seeking charges against Netflix over the film for distributing child pornography.

“There’s no excuse for the sexualization of children, and Netflix’s decision to promote the film ‘Cuties’ is disgusting at best and a serious crime at worst,” Cotton said in a statement to the Daily Caller. “I urge the Department of Justice to take action against Netflix for their role in pushing explicit depictions of children into American homes.”

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Banks similarly described the film as “child pornography.”

“As a father of young daughters, I find it sickening. Not only is this movie fodder for pedophiles, it encourages very young girls to defy their parents’ wishes and share pornographic images of themselves with strangers, ” Banks said to the outlet. “Our culture has come a long way in recent years, recognizing the power of television, movies and magazines to affect young girls.”

“The lessons taught in this film are not ones I want my daughters learning.” he continued. “The DOJ should be readying charges against Netflix for distribution of child pornography.”