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DID NETFLIX GO TOO FAR WITH 11 YEAR OLD GIRLS?

The streaming service Netflix is under fire for what some call sexualizing little girls.

This comes as the company prepares to release a French award winning movie called Cuties in September.

The movie follows one young girl from Senegal who breaks from family tradition to pursue a position on a dance / twerk group.

However, many have taken to social media with petitions and to complain how Netflix marketed the movie.

Some say the movie poster comes across as sexual while the description of the movie is under fire as well.

Netflix issued an apology acknowledging the controversy and their error:

We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.— Netflix (@netflix) August 20, 2020

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President Trump Signs Your Stimulus Check!

Do you care or do you just want the damn check? The Washington Post’s Lisa Rein reports: The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days, senior agency officials said.

The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.

It will be the first time a president’s signature appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.

While some people receiving the checks — the centerpiece of the U.S. government’s economic relief package to stave of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic — may not care, or observe, whose name appears on them, the decision is another sign of Trump’s effort to cast his response to the pandemic in political terms.

Trump had privately suggested to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS, to allow the president to formally sign the checks, according to three administration officials who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Cindy M. AndradePublicist | The Washington Post