In the wake of Netflix halting production on House of Cards after the show’s star Kevin Spacey was accused by multiple men of sexual misconduct, a petition has been launched urging the streaming giant to remove a Chris Brown documentary from its service.
Netflix announced this week that they had booted Spacey from the series, which led Aussie Amy Pes to start a petition asking them to also take a stand against violence by taking the documentary film Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life out of their library.
On the petition, which was posted on change.org earlier today, Pes acknowledges Spacey’s firing and adds:
Disturbingly, Netflix are still, however, playing host to and promoting the documentary of disgraced R&B star Chris Brown, “Welcome to my Life”. Not that you need reminding, but in February 2009, Brown was charged with battery, after he viciously disfigured and busted up then-girlfriend Rihanna‘s face during an argument.
The petition goes on to point out that Brown has faced multiple assault charges in the years since, adding: “This documentary should not be available via Netflix, nor promoted or supported by Netflix” and calling for it to be taken down in all territories.
Only calling for 200 signatures, the petition has already reached over half of that at time of writing.Image: Getty Images / Scott Dudelson