Gulf Nations: Members of all countries included in the Council of Gulf Cooperation Countries said in a joint statement that Netflix should stop the telecast of such content, which is against Islam and social values.
Gulf Nations Against Netflix: OTT platform Netflix is caught in controversy these days. This controversy has arisen in the Gulf countries where objectionable content has been asked to be removed. Members of all the countries included in the Council of Gulf Cooperation Countries said in a joint statement that Netflix should stop the telecast of such content, which is against Islam and social values. If Netflix does not do this, then legal action can be taken against it by the council.
Group of Gulf Countries objected
Let us inform that this council of Gulf countries includes 6 Middle East countries Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. The council said in a statement that Netflix is broadcasting content that is considered infringing according to the media content regulation of the Gulf countries. At the same time, the GCC Council said in a joint statement that Netflix should also remove some content being broadcast for children.
Gulf countries object to such content
Netflix has not given any reaction to this objection of Gulf countries. After the statement of the Council of Gulf Countries regarding Netflix, it is believed that the council is particularly upset with such content being broadcast on Netflix in which homosexuality is shown. In the past, many Middle East countries have asked to remove such scenes from films or web series, in which gay or lesbian kissing scenes are shown. In the month of June, Saudi Arabia, UAE banned the screening of Disney Movies’ film ‘Lightyear’ in theaters. Behind this was the homosexual relationship of the characters appearing in the film and it was going against the media regulatory standards of these countries.
What is wrong with the Gulf countries?
In fact, homosexuality is considered a crime in most Gulf countries, including Iran. On Monday, Iran sentenced two LGBTQ activists to death, accusing them of human trafficking.