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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  • Jan Ellis
    signed 2019-01-21 15:15:36 -0500
    Time to be rid of murderous oligarchs and their war machines!!!
  • Joaquin Geaga
    signed 2019-01-16 22:52:18 -0500
  • Javier Velilla
    @garravelilla tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-15 14:07:01 -0500
    Tell @Netflix to not accept Saudi demands to censor the @hasanminhaj’s show. #MbSvsNetflix via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/netflix?recruiter_id=774549
  • Francisco Javier Velilla Puertolas
    signed 2019-01-15 14:06:48 -0500
    Francisco Javier Velilla Puertolas
  • Andrew Pedersen
    signed 2019-01-15 03:45:30 -0500
    Wait. Is the Saudi royal family invested in Netflix, or does Netflix immediately cave to ultra rich misogynists as a rule?
  • Juan Tamayo
    signed 2019-01-12 02:01:53 -0500
  • Norina Crea
    signed 2019-01-11 20:01:29 -0500
  • Andrew Feinstein
    signed 2019-01-11 18:09:19 -0500
  • Jonida Sanco
    signed 2019-01-10 17:31:23 -0500
  • Michael Lehman
    signed 2019-01-09 11:57:04 -0500
    Be a responsible world influence, say no to despots.
  • Kathy Glasgow
    signed 2019-01-09 11:01:35 -0500
  • John Martino
    signed 2019-01-08 22:25:35 -0500
  • S. Perry
    signed 2019-01-08 17:48:36 -0500
  • Barbara Chavez-Rock
    signed 2019-01-08 17:24:03 -0500
  • Iren Citler
    signed 2019-01-08 17:23:33 -0500
    Hurt feelings worse than murder?
  • Trisha Brindley
    signed 2019-01-08 16:28:53 -0500
  • Deborah Woodard
    signed 2019-01-08 14:46:33 -0500
  • Doug Poole
    signed 2019-01-08 14:45:42 -0500
  • Deborah Things
    signed 2019-01-08 14:33:21 -0500
  • Thurston C Hicks
    signed 2019-01-08 14:27:44 -0500
  • Linda J Carraway
    signed 2019-01-08 14:15:55 -0500
    Outrageous and cowardly. If all corporations refused to bow to the will of the wicked, the wicked would perish.
  • Chris Wheeldon
    signed 2019-01-08 14:10:53 -0500
    Chris Wheeldon
  • Vivian Taube
    signed 2019-01-08 14:10:34 -0500
  • sarah smiley
    signed 2019-01-08 14:08:03 -0500
  • Roohi Syed
    signed 2019-01-08 14:03:34 -0500
  • Efraht Margalit
    signed 2019-01-08 14:03:31 -0500
  • Craig Clark Clark
    signed 2019-01-07 14:55:00 -0500
  • Jason Nelson
    signed 2019-01-07 14:44:28 -0500
  • Kevin Reynolds
    signed 2019-01-07 14:12:12 -0500
  • Jarrod Baniqued
    signed 2019-01-07 12:08:56 -0500
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