Netflix Stock Prices Plummet AGAIN After Musk Roasts 'Woke' Programming


Netflix shares suffered massive losses on Wednesday, adding to the already significant drop of 27 percent the streaming service’s stock suffered on Tuesday night.

After the company’s stock plummeted Tuesday following its announcement of a loss of subscribers, self-made billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk commented on the company’s failings, noting that “the woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable.”

Musk also answered affirmatively to someone who responded by saying “the woke mind virus is the biggest threat to the civilization.”

Less than 24 hours after his critique of the company, Netflix shares dropped another 35 percent.

This was “Netflix’s largest drop in nearly two decades and wiped about $50 billion off Netflix’s market value,” according to The New York Times.

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On Tuesday, in a letter sent to its shareholders, Netflix announced it had lost 200,000 subscribers last quarter and expected to lose as many as 2 million more in the second quarter.

“In addition to our 222 million paying households, we estimate that Netflix is being shared with over 100 million additional households, including over 30 million in the [United States/Canada] region,” the company said in its letter.

Netflix has blamed the drop on a number of factors, including password sharing among households, competition, suspension of the streamer’s service in Russia and even inflation.

Not listed among those factors, however, was the likelihood that many subscribers have been driven away by the company’s insistence on promoting “woke” (politically far-left progressive) programming, as Musk suggested.

Examples of such content include “Q-Force,” a cartoon about LGBT spies; “Dear White People,” a series accused of promoting anti-white racism; and the upcoming “He’s Expecting,” the synopsis of which reads, “When a successful ad executive who’s got it all figured out becomes pregnant, he’s forced to confront social inequities he’d never considered before.”

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Perhaps the most controversial example of “woke” programming was “Cuties,” a 2020 film accused of sexualizing young preteen girls.

In its next report on subscriber losses, Netflix might want to list the programming issue, along with the fact that the world’s richest man — as he dominates headlines amid his bid to acquire Twitter — voiced that very criticism himself.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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