Netflix has been asked by the Gulf countries to remove a few contents from its platforms
The Gulf nations have requested that certain contents be removed from the Over the Top (OTT) platform Netflix. The OTT company has reportedly been instructed to remove any content that features LGBTQ populations, according to sources. Reports state that the Gulf Arab nations have made an exception and do not target these individuals. According to reports, the streaming platform has been informed that disobeying its directives could result in consequences. If Israel doesn’t cooperate, the Arab nations have warned that appropriate legal action will be taken.
The statement of the committee, according to reports, did not specifically address the content but did note that the program’s target audience was youngsters. According to reports, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also made the declaration available to the public. In a statement, the UAE said that the nation will access the platform’s planned contents. It was further stated that the nation would monitor the broadcaster’s performance in adhering to them.
There has also been a commotion in Saudi Arabia. As a measure of protest, the Saudi government decided to broadcast a video in which a woman behavioral expert accused the OTT platform of being the official sponsor of homosexuality. It reportedly also broadcast a video that featured a kissing scene between two women. The video was obscured, reportedly. According to reports, Saudi state television broadcast footage implies a ban on the OTT platform as a warning to the company. The state worries that platforms are reaching minors too much.
A recent decision to outlaw animated feature films was made by the UAE and other Muslim nations. The movie’s depiction of a same-sex romance was one of the factors that led to its prohibition. Walt Disney Pixar is said to have produced the animated feature picture. According to sources, there is a belief among Muslim nations that having the same sex more than once is inappropriate and wicked. According to the reports, there have been many arrests of LGBTQ people in the last few years. Several further sources claim that some Muslim nations have even implemented the death sentence.