Barack and Michelle Obama are coming under increased scrutiny for their silence regarding the Netflix airing of the foreign film "Cuties," which has caused public uproar over the sexualization of underage girls.
The Obama ties to Netflix run deep. Both are Netflix producers, having inked a lucrative $50 million deal with the company last year. Additionally, Obama confidant and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice sits on the Netflix board of directors. Ted Sarandos, one of the Netflix co-CEOs, was a prominent fundraiser for Obama in 2012 and his wife served as his ambassador to the Bahamas.
Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy specifically called out former First Lady Michelle Obama for not taking a more active role in demanding the company pull the controversial film.
"At a time the left has declared that ‘silence is violence,' Michelle Obama's silence on Netflix's controversial movie ‘Cuties' has not gone unnoticed," she wrote in an article published on The Federalist. "It is also undermining her brand as ‘America's mom' and chief defender of female empowerment across the globe."
"Cuties" released on September 9 and has provoked calls by several Republican lawmakers for the Justice Department to launch an investigation for potential violations of laws against child pornography.