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MOVIE MISHAP: Parents group calls on Trump to Investigate Netflix for ‘sexually exploiting children’

“Cuties,” a Netflix film that, by name, sounds innocent. But in reality is quite the opposite.

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‘Cuties’ a Netflix film that, by name, sounds innocent. But in reality is quite the opposite.

The controversial French film has everyone talking, but not in a good way. Appalled viewers have taken to social media in fury, claiming the film’s programming has sexually exploited children.

The coming-of-age story, released internationally on Netflix earlier this month, follows an 11-year-old girl as she navigates her maturing sexuality while finding a place in her religious family — to awkward and sometimes appalling ends, according to the New York Post.

These awkward moments ultimately prompted an outcry among concerned parents, claiming the film is another example of Netflix’s “corporate practice of graphically and grotesquely sexualizing children through its entertainment programming,” according to Parents Television Council President TIm Winter.

And parents are calling on President Trump for help.

In a letter addressed to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo), last week, the council urged the White House to order a Department of Justice investigation into Netflix.

“Mr. President, more than 30 members of Congress have now spoken out against ‘Cuties,’ and many have called for Congressional hearings or an investigation. But the problem with sexualizing children on Netflix runs deeper than just ‘Cuties,’” wrote Winter.

“There is a strong link between sexualized media and the victimization of exploitation of children,” Winter claimed. According to the New York Post, he cited recent reports, including the news that US Marshals have rescued more than 70 children who were considered “at risk” of abuse and human trafficking, as well as a $35 million DOJ grant to aid the victims, as proof of the entertainment industry’s wrongdoing.

But, “Cuties” wasn’t the only film mentioned in the letter.

The letter called out a number of other popular Netflix listings, including “Big Mouth,” and “Sex Education.” according to the New York Post, and was also sent to Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee and other politicians who have spoken out against the film.

In a little over a month, a Change.org petition to have the movie removed has reached over 650,000 signatures, as the film gains more traction and causes more outrage among parents.

Netflix has come out in defense of the film, calling it a “social commentary against the sexualization of young children…a powerful story about the pressures young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up.”

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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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U.S. Military Hands out Toys, Hygiene Products to Afghan Refugees Arriving at Fort McCoy

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11 flights are reported to have landed at Volk Field Air National Guard at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin yesterday, according to the Director of Public Affairs of the 88th Readiness Division at Ft. McCoy.

Wisconsin’s local NBC station reports, “Transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support are being provided for 50,000 Afghan evacuees as quickly as possible.”

“It was not specified the number of refugees that had arrived on those flights” and there are already a few thousand Afghan refugees living at Fort McCoy. More will reportedly be arriving in the coming days.

In time, more than 10,000 men, women, and children may get processed through the fort before relocating across the country according to figures released by both the Department of Defense, along with state and local officials and agencies” WXOW News 19.

 Video shows U.S. Army Soldiers handing out toys and basic necessities such as soap and other hygiene products to the refugees as they arrive at the Fort McCoy base. “Items being handed out are part of 1,600 comfort kits currently being issued by the American Red Cross, reports the U.S. Army 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade.”

“The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, with the support of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security is assisting in the effort.
The initiative will provide Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan” adds the NBC News affiliate.

WXOW News 19 detailed a “day in the life” at the fort with the refugees:

Q: What is the day-to-day life currently for the Afghan people?

A: The Afghans are free to conduct their lives as they desire. On any given day you might see some folks jogging or walking in the morning for exercise. Women are washing clothes and hanging them on clotheslines for drying. Kids are playing with balls and a soccer field is available for games. Places of worship with prayer rugs are available to accommodate religious needs. Dining facilities are open for meals. Miscellaneous personal items and some food and drinks are available for purchase through post exchange trailers located in the neighborhoods.

Q: What kind of food is being offered/prepared for them?

A: Dining facilities are available for all meals, and a grab-and-go option is also offered. Culturally appropriate food is available.

Q: What kind of help/volunteers are being allowed on base and what kind of services are currently being offered?

A: We have the USO on the ground to support Soldiers who are part of Task Force McCoy. We are working with a number of interagency partners and non-governmental organizations. These include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and International Rescue Committee, to name a few. Also on the ground to support Task Force McCoy are Team Rubicon, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Q: Are vaccinations for COVID-19 being offered and are Afghans encouraged to wear masks on base or is it mandated for all persons on base?

A: Medical screening is one of the services offered. Afghans are tested for COVID-19 and will receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Afghans are asked to wear masks.

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