Tell Netflix: Don’t accept censorship from Saudi Arabia

Netflix has taken down an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s satirical comedy standup, Patriot Act, from its streaming services in Saudi Arabia. In the episode Minhaj criticizes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, examines the devastating Saudi-war on Yemen and raises questions on the U.S relationship with the kingdom.

We are outraged that Netflix has censored an artists’ freedom of speech because of the demands from Saudi officials. We demand that Netflix support artistic freedom by not bowing down to the Saudi royals who give their citizens no political or artistic freedoms. Add your name to our petition to tell Netflix to not accept censorship demands from Saudi Arabia.


Dear Netflix,

I am outraged by your compliance with the Saudi regime to censor Hasan Minhaj’s comedy show in Saudi Arabia in which he sheds light on atrocities brought out by the repressive regime. We are appalled that Netflix, a company who supports artistic freedom, would censor material on behalf of Mohammed bin Salman and give into the demands of a kingdom that is reputed for its lack of freedom of speech. We urge Netflix to not let an oppressive government dictate their policies and be complicit in impeding on the rights of Saudi citizens.

Sincerely,

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  • N Das
    signed 2019-01-07 04:22:36 -0500
  • Anum Murtaza
    signed 2019-01-07 00:16:02 -0500
  • Charlie Miller
    signed 2019-01-06 15:11:46 -0500
  • Eliud Lopez
    signed 2019-01-06 06:58:49 -0500
  • Debbie Yates
    signed 2019-01-05 19:31:49 -0500
  • Noman Ashraf
    signed 2019-01-05 15:42:43 -0500
  • Kelley Keisch
    signed 2019-01-05 14:22:37 -0500
  • Murugan Elu
    signed 2019-01-05 13:59:56 -0500
    You can’t eat the money, after tyranny takes over the world.
  • janet callais
    signed 2019-01-04 22:04:26 -0500
  • Sathya Moodley
    signed 2019-01-04 21:24:50 -0500
  • Mike McNally
    signed 2019-01-04 18:31:58 -0500
  • Jesus Pizarro
    signed 2019-01-04 15:46:43 -0500
  • Robert Fischer
    signed 2019-01-04 15:37:35 -0500
    If I was a current subscriber to Netflix, I would cancel right now.
  • Josephine Flores
    signed 2019-01-04 14:41:43 -0500
  • Marcella Prestianne
    signed 2019-01-04 14:34:54 -0500
    Netflix stand up for justice and freedom of speech!
  • Elaheh Pooyandeh
    signed 2019-01-04 14:34:25 -0500
    One, should not make money in the price of empowering death, prisonment and suffering of other human beings.

    Such a shame for Netflix
  • Gracie Ann Jablonowski
    signed 2019-01-04 10:56:50 -0500
    Netflix should stop complying with the abusive Saudi Regime, by censoring Hasan Minhaj Free Speech!!! When someone tells the truth about something it should be broadcaste on the TV and radio and other forms of media!!!! Not Censored!!!
  • Bonnie Schwab
    signed 2019-01-04 10:05:50 -0500
  • Nadia Hamood
    signed 2019-01-04 09:32:33 -0500
  • Mary Ornee
    signed 2019-01-04 09:25:12 -0500
  • Ameeta Nanji
    signed 2019-01-04 01:08:28 -0500
    Netflix, integrity is good for business. Stand up for justice and freedom of speech.
  • Cheryl Shyba
    signed 2019-01-03 23:20:17 -0500
  • Connie Benell
    signed 2019-01-03 23:02:02 -0500
  • Wren Simmonds
    signed 2019-01-03 22:47:16 -0500
    Dear Netflix,

    I will no longer be able to subscribe to your service if you are unable to support freedom of speech and basic human rights regardless of the particular countries laws, especially when those laws violate international law. I am disappointed and saddened that Netflix has rolled over to the Saudi government and its authoritarian and deplorable human rights policies. I implore you to immediately reconsider your decision and take a positive stand, not only for freedom of the press, but for human rights in general.
  • Kyle Silliman-Smith
    signed 2019-01-03 22:31:32 -0500
  • Ann Vasquez
    signed 2019-01-03 22:29:17 -0500
  • Marlena Santoyo
    signed 2019-01-03 22:04:28 -0500
    Marlena Santoyo
  • Jamarr Farmer
    signed 2019-01-03 20:54:18 -0500
  • Racha Jaber
    followed this page 2019-01-03 20:19:27 -0500
  • Racha Jaber
    signed 2019-01-03 20:18:40 -0500
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