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Duffy Slams Netflix Movie '365 DNI' For 'Glamourising Sex Trafficking' After Her Ordeal

Duffy Slams Netflix Movie '365 DNI' For 'Glamourising Sex Trafficking' After Her Ordeal

Singer Duffy has called on those gushing over Netflix movie 365 DNI to reflect on its message.

The 'Mercy' singer, 36, who recently opened up on being kidnapped, drugged and raped herself, criticised the Polish film, known in the UK as 365 Days - which centres around a woman who falls in love with her kidnapper.

Penning a letter to Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, Duffy - who recently opened up on the fact she had been kidnapped, drugged and raped herself - she said the movie turned a "serious crime" into "erotic entertainment".

"365 Days glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape," the Grammy winner wrote.

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"This should not be anyone's idea of entertainment, nor should it be described as such, or be commercialised in this manner.

Duffy herself was kidnapped (Credit: PA)
Duffy herself was kidnapped (Credit: PA)

"I write these words (ones I cannot believe I am writing in 2020, with so much hope and progress gained in recent years), as an estimated 25 million people are currently trafficked around the world, not to mention the untold amounts of people uncounted...

"It grieves me that Netflix provides a platform for such 'cinema', that eroticises kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking as a 'sexy' movie.

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"I just can't imagine how Netflix could overlook how careless, insensitive, and dangerous this is."

Duffy went on to explain she was speaking not only in light of her own experiences, but on behalf of women who had been trafficked all around the world.

Duffy said the movie would bring survivors pain (Credit: Netflix/ 365 DNI)
Duffy said the movie would bring survivors pain (Credit: Netflix/ 365 DNI)

"I calm myself to explain to you here - I was trafficked and raped, I was lucky to come away with my life, but far too many have not been so lucky.

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"And now I have to witness these tragedies, and my tragedy, eroticised and demeaned."

The singer signed off: "If all of you at Netflix take nothing from this letter but these final words I will be content.

"You have not realized how '365 Days' has brought great hurt to those who have endured the pains and horrors that this film glamorizes, for entertainment and for dollars.

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"What I and others who know these injustices need is the exact opposite - a narrative of truth, hope, and to be given a voice".

Duffy isn't the only one criticising 365 DNI. Since its release, more than 50,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Netflix to remove it from the platform.

Tyla has approached Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity News, 365 dni, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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