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Singer Duffy is calling for Netflix to remove a controversial international film from its platform, saying that it "glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping rape.”
In an open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the 36-year-old Welsh singer – who has been outspoken about her own personal experiences of allegedly being drugged, raped and held captive – urged the head of the streaming giant to consider pulling the Polish film “365 Days” from the platform and called Netflix’s decision to stream the film “irresponsible.”
In the memorandum obtained by Deadline, Duffy writes that it “grieves [her] that Netflix provides a platform for such ‘cinema,’ that eroticises kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking as a ‘sexy’ movie.”
NETFLIX FILM ‘365 DNI’ UNDER FIRE BY VIEWERS WHO SAY IT ‘ROMANTICIZES’ KIDNAPPING, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
“I just can’t imagine how Netflix could overlook how careless, insensitive, and dangerous this is,” Duffy continued. “It has even prompted some young women, recently, to jovially ask Michele Morrone, the lead actor in the film, to kidnap them.”
The film plot sees a “fiery executive,” played by Anna-Maria Sieklucka, abducted and imprisoned by a mafia boss, played by Michele Morrone – with the caveat being that Sieklucka’s character, who is stuck in a lifeless relationship, has one year to fall in love with her kidnapper.
Duffy performs during Francofolies New York: A Tribute To Edith Piaf at Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Julius is an LA Entertainment Reporter for Fox News.