February 18, 2024
Netflix Pulls Indian Film Amid Backlash Over Meat Consumption Depiction
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Netflix Pulls Indian Film Amid Backlash Over Meat Consumption Depiction

Netflix Pulls Indian Film Amid Backlash Over Meat Consumption Depiction

Netflix Pulls Indian Film Amid Backlash Over Meat Consumption Depiction

Netflix has removed the Tamil-language film “Annapoorani – The Goddess of Food” from its platform following a social media backlash. The movie faced criticism for depicting the daughter of a Hindu priest eating meat, a practice contrary to the vegetarian lifestyle traditionally associated with Hindu priests and their families. Protesters from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) demonstrated outside Netflix’s Mumbai office, accusing the film of intentionally hurting Hindu sentiments. Ramesh Solanki, head of “Hindu IT Cell,” filed a complaint with Mumbai police, highlighting scenes offensive to Hindus. Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon have previously faced criticism from right-wing groups in India.

Netflix Removes Film After Backlash Over Meat Consumption Scene

Netflix has taken down the Tamil-language film “Annapoorani – The Goddess of Food” from its platform following social media criticism. The movie faced a backlash for depicting the daughter of a Hindu priest consuming meat, contrary to traditional vegetarian practices associated with Hindu priests and their families. Demonstrators from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) protested outside Netflix’s Mumbai office, accusing the film of deliberately hurting Hindu sentiments. Ramesh Solanki, head of “Hindu IT Cell,” filed a complaint with Mumbai police, citing offensive scenes. Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon have encountered criticism from right-wing groups in India.

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