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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  • Zoe Foster
    signed 2019-01-02 17:03:54 -0500
  • Maheen Baqai
    signed 2019-01-02 16:56:24 -0500
  • Gert van der Straaten
    signed 2019-01-02 16:56:13 -0500
  • Shirin Wertime
    signed 2019-01-02 16:48:06 -0500
  • H W
    signed via 2019-01-02 16:39:05 -0500
  • Kai Forlie
    signed 2019-01-02 16:33:31 -0500
  • eric christian
    signed 2019-01-02 16:32:27 -0500
    Netflix do not become complicit in Jamal Kashoggi’s murder and dismemberment by covering up the crime by omission.
  • Ryan Wentz
    signed 2019-01-02 16:30:02 -0500
  • paki wieland
    signed 2019-01-02 16:29:31 -0500
  • Peter Fifield
    signed 2019-01-02 16:25:57 -0500
    Censorship of any kind is abhorrent. If people in Saudi Arabia don’t wish to watch Hasan Minhaj’s satirical comedy standup, Patriot Act, they do not have to stream it!


    Peter I. Fifield
  • Niccolo Palandri
    signed 2019-01-02 16:20:01 -0500
  • Ariel Gold
    @ArielElyseGold tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-02 16:19:05 -0500
    Tell @Netflix to not accept Saudi demands to censor the @hasanminhaj’s show. #MbSvsNetflix via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/netflix?recruiter_id=686775
  • Ariel Gold
    signed 2019-01-02 16:19:00 -0500
  • Matthew Hoh
    signed 2019-01-02 16:13:20 -0500
  • Caroline Kittrell Kittrell
    signed 2019-01-02 16:12:01 -0500
    How dare Netflix listen to Saudi Arabia’s government and Censor a U.S. Comedian?! Americans are ready to #BoycottNetflix for this one. Americans want Justice for Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, not Netflix Censorship & Cover-up! Let Saudi Arabia drop Netflix!
  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-01-02 16:10:33 -0500
  • Tamara Mo
    signed 2019-01-02 16:05:05 -0500
    Reinstate or lose my account. Simply stated… You got 24 hours.
  • Amir Chowdry
    @AmirChowdry tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-02 16:03:25 -0500
    Tell @Netflix to not accept Saudi demands to censor the @hasanminhaj’s show. #MbSvsNetflix via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/netflix?recruiter_id=704770
  • Amir Chowdry
    signed 2019-01-02 16:03:09 -0500
  • Suheil Judeh
    @TONYWILL101 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-02 16:02:33 -0500
    Tell @Netflix to not accept Saudi demands to censor the @hasanminhaj’s show. #MbSvsNetflix via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/netflix?recruiter_id=723058
  • Suheil Judeh
    signed 2019-01-02 16:02:02 -0500
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