You know, I try not to get up in arms with the programming decisions over at Netflix. It’s been far and away the best value out of any of the streaming services since its inception a decade ago. Not only they, Netflix pretty much pioneered that model in the first place. Since I can always find something on there I want to see, I tend to cut them a ton of slack.
Yes, they have Bill Nye trash. Yes, they have Dear White People and SJW “comedians,” both of which I couldn’t care less about seeing. However, they also have Dave Chappelle, The Crown, Narcos, House of Cards, and dozens of lesser known shows and documentaries that I can get lost in. Still, even with all that said, their recent refusal to air Cassie Jaye’s excellent film, The Red Pill, is mystifying.
The #redpillmovie will not be released on Netflix – (see photo for details) pic.twitter.com/hVrYuP2udY
— Cassie Jaye (@Cassie_Jaye) May 6, 2017
As you can see, plenty of other providers have stepped up to the plate. It’s not like the movie is facing a media blackout. But still, it really sucks that the biggest streaming provider is refusing to give the film a go. You can’t blame it on lack of success, either. The Red Pill has been killing it.
#redpillmovie is still topping the @YouTube movie charts! #1 best seller in Canada and #4 best seller in the US! pic.twitter.com/z8wrmWBgFT
— Cassie Jaye (@Cassie_Jaye) May 7, 2017
There is simply no logical reason this movie isn’t being featured on Netflix. At least, none come to my mind, anyway. I think the powers that be there are starting to get a little deep into the SJW Kool-Aid stash. Maybe I’m wrong, but some of their recent decisions seem only be explicable through that lens. I watched the two Chappelle comedy specials, by the way. If he wasn’t, well, Dave Chappelle, I doubt they would have made air on Netflix. I can only imagine that the person responsible for blackballing The Red Pill was left fuming after viewing those.
To be honest with you, I can pirate almost any form of media on the planet. But I like to support companies and creators who bring entertain me whenever possible. Netflix and their curious ways are making that harder to justify, as of late. I won’t be cancelling my subscription anytime soon, but I once said that about ESPN, too. No outlet or platform is too big to go bye bye from my lineup in this day and age.