'nin yazıp yönettiği fransa yapımı film, bu senenin çokca tartışılan netflix
prior to its release on netflix, the film's promotional poster and trailer were criticized on social media for allegedly sexualizing 11-year-old girls.
ın response, netflix dropped the controversial poster and replaced with another poster, saying "this was not an accurate representation of the film so the image and description has been updated."
however netflix failed to disclose the reason behind unveiling the promotional poster which depicted a sexualised image.
the parents television council and several change.org petitions encouraged netflix to remove the film entirely.
on august 20, 2020, netflix issued an apology for a marketing poster promoting the film that was deemed inappropriate after a storm of criticism for sexualizing children.
deadline hollywood reported that netflix apologized in a statement to them, saying: "we're deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for cuties. ıt was not ok, nor was it representative of this french film which premiered at sundance. we've now updated the pictures and description."
ıt was also revealed that the netflix version of the film poster in the united states was markedly different from the poster of the original french version, with the latter portraying the 11 year old children walking down a road holding shopping bags with confetti in the background.
the film's promotion in the united states has sparked criticism for sexualizing children and promoting child pornography.
ıt has also drawn criticism for promoting western stereotypes about muslims. several change.org petitions demanding netflix to remove the film accumulated hundreds of thousands of signatures between them.*