Wow. Just look at that headline. The lack of self-awareness is absolutely incredible.
The projection and defensiveness from the left as conservatives are finally drawing a line in the sand and saying, "No. You do not get to exploit children" is shocking.
...Not shocking that a magazine like Slate is helping to lead the charge. I mean, it's Slate. But still shocking.
It's shocking that the film was made. It's shocking to see Netflix promote it and then stand by it. It's shocking to see the progressive media jump to defend it. But it's most shocking to see how many people have been so quick to not only downplay the blatant pedophilia, but to attempt to convince those of us with two ounces of morality left in our bones that there's something wrong with us for standing up for children.
I wrote an article a few weeks ago for The Babylon Bee titled "Hollywood Elites Rush To Normalize Pedophilia Before They're All Outed By Ghislaine Maxwell." Even as I wrote it, I was painfully aware that it was the least satirical piece of satire I'd ever written, but I'm still completely shocked at how the last few days have proven its accuracy.
Again, just look at this headline:
I mean, they're literally calling the people against pedophilia "creepy"?
I almost don't even want to click on that article, but I'm going to show you a few highlights, just so you don't have to:
Maïmouna Doucouré's first feature is, according to an interview with the French Senegalese filmmaker posted by Netflix this week, a "deeply feminist film with an activist message."
Here's a #Protip: if your activism involves directing little girls to act out sexually explicit behaviors, maybe your movement is a gigantic pile of...
...the movie finds itself at the toxic intersection of QAnon delusion and right-wing moral panic...
Oh, okay. So Netflix didn't release a horrifically exploitative film. That's just a QAnon delusion. Good to know. If only there was some way to corroborate that theory. Like... I don't know... freaking looking at the Netflix homepage?
Thursday night, Tucker Carlson made it a centerpiece of his show, accusing a nonspecific "they" behind the movie of wanting to "destroy young girls."
Heads up, Slate. That "they" is very specifically about you. Hope that clears things up for you.
Considering how few of Cuties' attackers have actually seen the film, countering their criticisms with facts feels a little like bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Oh really? People who have a problem with child porn didn't watch the child porn? I wonder why that is.
Funny that they don't cite any statistics or sources on this. They're just assuming that everyone is arguing out of ignorance about a streaming service that almost everyone has access to. It's not like there are clips from the show all over the internet that reveal only the tip of the iceberg of how terrible the movie is.
For the record, I haven't seen the movie. But I've seen the few clips on the internet that I could stomach, and my wife skimmed through it, and what she described was even more horrifying.
But wait for it...
This is my favorite part of the article, because it's so incredibly telling.
You ready for this?
So much of the furor has centered on the sight of the girls in Amy's mixed-race dance group twerking...
Ah yes, when in doubt, smash that big red "RACISM" button.
Sure, we're only upset that girls are being exploited because... racism.
As progressives love to say, "be on the right side of history!"
Well, I don't know about you, but I want to be on whatever side of history is about NOT objectifying 11-year-old girls.
I've never canceled a subscription so fast: