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Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over “Cuties” movie

Texas Rep. Matt Schaefer tweeted Tuesday morning “Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege”

Last month, Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote on Instagram “Following Neflix’s disturbing promotion of “Cuties,” I sent a letter calling on the DOJ to investigate whether Netflix, its executives, or the filmmakers violated any federal laws against the production and distribution of child pornography.”

The film has faced intense backlash as critics accuse the film of sexualizing underage girls.

A petition calling for the cancellation of Netflix subscriptions over the film has over 650k signers.

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A petition to remove Cuties from Netflix had 89k.