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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  • Natalie Strecker
    signed via 2019-01-03 04:18:44 -0500
    This censorship ordered by regimes trying to hide their crimes need a to stop!
  • Aziza Okab
    signed 2019-01-03 03:39:17 -0500
    Aziza Okab
  • Jacqueline Finch
    signed 2019-01-03 03:23:00 -0500
  • Paul Phillips
    signed 2019-01-03 02:57:40 -0500
  • Mohammed Bdair
    signed 2019-01-03 01:45:08 -0500
  • Gwyneth Saxton
    signed 2019-01-03 01:43:43 -0500
  • Oruba Rabie
    signed 2019-01-03 01:16:28 -0500
  • Carrie Pratt
    signed 2019-01-03 01:14:38 -0500
  • Amber Gilewski
    signed 2019-01-03 00:29:57 -0500
  • Yenny Nehme
    signed 2019-01-03 00:25:15 -0500
  • Peter Nielsen
    signed 2019-01-03 00:08:24 -0500
  • Michael Turek
    signed 2019-01-02 22:50:17 -0500
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2019-01-02 22:35:38 -0500
  • Edward Juillard
    signed via 2019-01-02 22:06:05 -0500
  • Matthew Buckley
    signed 2019-01-02 21:40:37 -0500
    Matthew Buckley
  • MaryAnne Dumont
    signed 2019-01-02 21:32:30 -0500
  • Danny Dyche
    signed via 2019-01-02 21:21:59 -0500
  • Hiroshi Ishibashi
    signed 2019-01-02 21:16:25 -0500
    石橋廣 I will support your opinions.
  • Catherine Anderson
    signed 2019-01-02 21:08:50 -0500
    Not ok
  • Vicki Lennon
    signed 2019-01-02 20:49:10 -0500
  • Sara Brown
    signed 2019-01-02 20:29:52 -0500
  • Cynthia Cochran
    signed 2019-01-02 20:26:50 -0500
  • Kristen Whalen
    signed 2019-01-02 20:21:04 -0500
  • Carol Schlenker
    signed 2019-01-02 20:05:13 -0500
  • Margot Finkel
    signed 2019-01-02 20:01:44 -0500
  • Martha Allen
    signed 2019-01-02 19:57:03 -0500
  • Stephen Liss
    signed 2019-01-02 19:45:22 -0500
  • Daniel Francis
    signed 2019-01-02 19:38:30 -0500
  • Zainab Usman
    signed 2019-01-02 19:29:39 -0500
  • Joan Fiser
    signed 2019-01-02 19:26:08 -0500
    Censoring him is wrong. Free speech is an integral part of what makes democracy work.
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