There's a new call to #boycottNetflix and no, it doesn't have anything to do with Mo'Nique and the gender pay gap disparity in Hollywood. Right wing Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the streaming service after news of Barack and Michelle Obama inking several different deals to create videos and movies went viral.
According to CNN Money, the former First Couple secured a multi-year production deal with netflix where they will work both in front of and behind the camera. A source close to the deal revealed the former president and first lady will serve as hosts and moderators for some of their projects. They are also set to serve as producers.
Once news of the Obama's new deals with Netflix went viral, Trump supporters immediately called for a boycott of the streaming service.
Netflix, Please confirm your paying the Obamas so that I can confirm that I am cancelling netflix after over 15 years because you are paying the Obamas and have now sould out to the leftists completely. @netflix #netflix #boycottnetflix— David Ward (@FCdavid2015) May 21, 2018
What a mistake @netflix has made! We had to listen and deal with this fool for 8 years! #boycottnetflix #netflix #obama— Landon (@lundolicious) May 21, 2018
The Obamas Signed A Netflix Deal To Produce Films, Documentaries, And Other Series
Why boycott Netflix? We all know the Obama’s productions will likely consist of liberal dribble that will flop. Let them suffer the effects of Capitalism and free the market. That will truly be poetic justice!— billhuntillustration (@bhuntillustrate) May 23, 2018
CANCELED mine and made notation to my account cancelation was due to deal made with Obama. They said they are taking feed back about this situation at this time and passing it on to administration. #screwyouobama, #boycottnetflix pic.twitter.com/BLth3z1mD2— Kelly Waldroup (@WaldroupKelly) May 22, 2018
Despite the hate from conversatives, there was a slew of supporting coming in online.
Barack and Michelle Obama having their own show on Netflix is sure to enrage Trump and delight America. Can’t wait to watch it. Spread the word!— Daniel #VetsResistSquadron (@DanielHarperJr1) May 22, 2018
Congrats to Barack and Michelle Obama for signing a deal with Netflix produce series and movies for the streaming service. My wife and I will definitely be watching. 🥂 https://t.co/91xW2s9swc— 🗽Ryan Guillory 🇺🇸 (@Mr_RyanGuillory) May 21, 2018
If you are more outraged by "Barack and Michelle Obama" getting a Netflix deal than you are about Trump and Jeff Sessions separating children from their families, you might be a #MAGA idiot.— Sharrell (@sharrell86) May 21, 2018
Let me make this clear. You can't be upset that Michelle and Barack Obama signed a Netflix deal if you voted for Donald the reality TV host.— Baby Louíse (@GiantMetalJesus) May 22, 2018
Conservatives are more upset about Barack and Michelle Obama's Netflix deal than they are about the fact that kids are being gunned down in schools.— Dead Sea Squirrel (@the_ns) May 21, 2018
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