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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  • Robert Kolkebeck
    signed 2019-01-03 17:41:31 -0500
  • Timothy Houghton
    signed 2019-01-03 16:40:48 -0500
  • Jack Cryer
    signed 2019-01-03 16:06:08 -0500
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    signed 2019-01-03 15:17:09 -0500
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    signed 2019-01-03 14:03:08 -0500
  • jean harrington
    signed via 2019-01-03 13:15:58 -0500
  • Winifred Dajani
    signed 2019-01-03 13:06:41 -0500
    Netflix, stop censuring your talent. Especially when they speak about genocide and other atrocities, and you are doing it to save your bottom line. You are complicit in these crimes when you do.
  • Michael Cozens
    @michaelcozens tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-03 12:51:40 -0500
    Tell @Netflix to not accept Saudi demands to censor the @hasanminhaj’s show. #MbSvsNetflix via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/netflix?recruiter_id=398567
  • Michael Cozens
    signed 2019-01-03 12:51:24 -0500
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  • Najia Safi
    signed 2019-01-03 11:58:53 -0500
  • Burnis Tuck
    signed via 2019-01-03 11:47:35 -0500
    I hate censorship in any form. As a longtime happy (until now) Netflix customer I’m appalled that you would accede to the desires of the thugs in Saudi Arabia in this way. Shame on you!
  • Marina Torres
    signed 2019-01-03 11:46:34 -0500
  • Patricia Grogan
    signed 2019-01-03 11:44:27 -0500
    I’m a Netflix subscriber and am very disturbed that as a company you would support, through your actions, the murderous government of Saudi Arabia…
  • Mario Margheri
    signed 2019-01-03 11:37:22 -0500
  • Laurel Hays
    signed 2019-01-03 11:27:15 -0500
  • Kurt A Seaberg
    signed 2019-01-03 11:03:20 -0500
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  • Abdisamed Mohamed
    signed 2019-01-03 10:29:40 -0500
    Netflix stop bowing down for Saudi Arabia’s pressure.
  • Valerie Tobin
    signed 2019-01-03 10:29:34 -0500
    Valerie Tobin Censorship of Mr. Minhaj’s content is so beneath you. Don’t do this. It’s unacceptable to your viewers. Anyone who objects can just give it a thumb’s down. I believe the vast majority of we who appreciate his body of work agree.
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  • Ryan Clark
    signed 2019-01-03 04:32:21 -0500
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