Netflix Takes Down Comic Episode Offensive to Saudi Arabia — Susan Rice Sits on the Board, Obama Is Top Netflix Content Producer
Netflix took down an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” in Saudi Arabia after the kingdon’s request.
The particular episode was critical of the regime’s role in the murder of WaPo Islamist Jamal Khashoggi.
Netflix Takes Down Episode Of Hasan Minhaj's Show After Saudi Arabia Complains- unreal… where the talking about killings is the problem rather than killings themselves being the problem. HELLO?!? https://t.co/KM73kwWaYl
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) January 1, 2019
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are top content producers and former UN Ambassador Susan Rice sit on the board of Netflix.
Mike Cernovich weighed in on the scandal.
The Huffington Post reported:
An episode of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” has been removed by Netflix in Saudi Arabia after the country expressed complaints about material in the show.
“Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia. And I mean that as a Muslim and as an American,” says Minhaj in the episode titled “Saudi Arabia.”
He goes on to discuss the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October and was revealed to have been slain on orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi’s body has not been found.
The comedian then addresses the crown prince, referring to him as MBS, by critiquing the United States’ relationship with him and Saudi Arabia.
Here is the video: