On her Fox information present Friday evening, Laura Ingraham promoted a Qanon conspiracy concerning the Netflix film “Cuties,” claiming that the film is for pedophiles. Her visitor, Matt Walsh, mentioned that “major media figures” are “circling the perv wagons” across the movie as they defend it from conspiracy theorists.
A French movie, “Cuties” is a few preteen lady who rebels towards her hyperconservative non secular mom by becoming a member of a dance workforce — however that dance workforce sexualizes the ladies, and creates new emotional points for this lady and her associates. The movie serves to touch upon — and criticize! — that type of sexualization of younger ladies.
The conspiracy theorists, and now Laura Ingraham, argue that depiction equals endorsement. Ingraham mentioned that “this Netflix film takes us one step closer to fully pornified culture.”
“I don’t know who else but pedophiles and creeps would want to make a dime off this garbage. Well, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, that’s who,” Ingraham mentioned, earlier than complaining about Netflix’s protection of “Cuties.”
Ingraham additionally accused the Obamas of one way or the other being complicit as a result of they’ve a relationship with Netflix — she mentioned they’ve stayed quiet concerning the subject as a result of Hastings is a Democrat. She additionally launched this subject with an on-screen graphic that mentioned “Biden’s friends and child exploitation.”
“Democrats will always side with pornographers over the regular people,” Ingraham railed.
“Somewhere along the line, Hollywood and the word ‘decency’ ran in the opposite directions. And remember this: as in the Obama years and in a Biden administration, people like Netflix CEO Hastings, he’ll have open door access to press his pet causes. he’ll seek to influence Biden on all manner of social issues, race relations and a lot of other things, because only in the entertainment bubble would a guy who profits off the exploitation of children on film still believe he has any moral authority.”
The far-right conspiracy idea on the coronary heart of Qanon is that Donald Trump is the lone hero preventing towards a cabal of pedophile intercourse traffickers who management the world and Hollywood and varied left-leaning establishments. “Cuties” got here beneath fireplace final month for a provocative poster that Netflix put out for it, and the Qanon people rapidly built-in this furor into its steady of conspiracies.
You can learn extra about how “Cuties” suits in with all that Qanon stuff right here and right here and right here and right here.
After ranting for some time, Ingraham introduced in visitor Matt Walsh to speak concerning the “Cuties” conspiracy theories, and prompted him: “What is your message to those who are defending this Netflix film as some sort of legitimate social commentary?”
Walsh instantly accused everybody defending the movie of being liars.
“First of all, I don’t believe that they believe what they’re saying,” Walsh mentioned, earlier than continuing to assert that no one ever referred to it as a critique of the hypersexualization of younger ladies till the backlash occurred.
“There is no context, there’s no plot, there’s no story, there’s no intention, that could ever make it okay.”
Walsh additionally, citing his alleged sympathy for the younger actresses within the movie, mentioned that “Cuties” is “exploiting these kids to send whatever message you’re trying to send,”
Ingraham additionally mentioned “this is being done to titillate a certain audience, and that audience is an audience, sorry, but it’s comprised of pedophiles who have a lot of fare to choose from, frankly, right now in the culture”
Ingraham closed the section by insisting she wasn’t simply mad about this as a result of the CEO of Netflix helps Democratic causes.
Ingraham wasn’t the one distinguished conservative to go after “Cuties” on Friday — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard did a tweet about it, and Sen. Josh Hawley apparently despatched a bodily letter to Netflix to complain about it.
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