It appears like Netflix isn’t parting methods with Kanye West‘s biopic amid his disgusting feedback over the previous couple of weeks…
A number of manufacturers have distanced themselves from the rapper over his vocal antisemitism, together with vogue model Balenciaga and most not too long ago sportswear empire Adidas. Yeah, even after he boasted they’d by no means lower ties with him — life really comes at us quick, doesn’t it?
However the streaming service revealed on Monday they don’t have any plans to take away Ye’s Jeen-Yuhs documentary from their platform. You may see the trailer for the doc (beneath):
We will all agree there ought to be no tolerance for the hate and bigotry he’s spreading, however is Netflix in a morally ambiguous space with their determination? Nicely, possibly…
The corporate says the rationale they’re not eradicating the three half sequence is as a result of Ye wasn’t really concerned in creating and selling the film — in different phrases, he was simply the topic. Their argument, it might appear, is that asking them to take away the Kanye doc could be like anticipating them to take away their content material about Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer as a result of they had been unhealthy guys. Hmm.
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The media big additionally factors out they don’t take away content material about or by individuals who later trigger controversy. They are saying there’s nothing antisemitic within the film, so there’s no purpose for them to take away it. Whereas which may be true, it’s clearly not how everybody feels. Lately the music of R. Kelly and Michael Jackson has been faraway from radio and streaming platforms regardless of the songs themselves not being controversial.
However does it make a distinction that Ye isn’t going to revenue off the product?
Movie studio MRC clearly felt in another way. They shelved a whole, fully completed documentary after the Jesus Walks performer began spouting a lot hate. So why is it Netflix can’t do the identical? Of their case they’ve at the least already made their revenue off of it. Then once more, possibly that’s a part of the reply. MRC was releasing a film that might possible make much less given the present emotions about Ye — versus the choice of shelving it and retaining some good will.
Is Netflix simply arising with excuses to not lose content material? Or do they actually have an excellent level about their Kanye documentary?
What do U suppose, Perezcious readers? Ought to Netflix can Jeen-Yuhs or are they making the precise determination by leaving it on their platforms? Sound OFF within the feedback (beneath).
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