Some conservatives are so upset about former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s production deal with Netflix, that they’re threatening to boycott the streaming service.
On Monday, Netflix announced it had signed the Obamas to a multi-year agreement to produce movies, documentaries and series.
President Obama issued a statement saying the former first family planned to use the opportunity to promote “empathy and understanding.”
While financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Emmy-winning producer Ryan Murphy recently signed a production deal with Netflix that was reported to be in the $300-million dollar range.
Whatever the terms, the idea of an Obama-Netflix partnership did not sit well with some people who resurrected the #BoycottNetflix hashtag, and vowed to cancel their subscriptions.
“What a mistake @netflix has made!” one person, whose bio identified him as a Trump supporter, tweeted.
What a mistake @netflix has made! We had to listen and deal with this fool for 8 years! #boycottnetflix #netflix #obama
The Obamas Signed A Netflix Deal To Produce Films, Documentaries, And Other Series
— Landon (@lundolicious) May 21, 2018
Another person wrote: “Cancelling our longstanding subscription to @netflix. The Obama deal was the last straw!!!!”
— Kathy Cia White (@ciaart) May 22, 2018
Someone else tweeted: “Sorry but not sorry! @netflix you have been deleted and canceled! Stop paying the obamas!”
— Aldrin Cabasa (@Fonzo702) May 23, 2018
A woman who goes by the name Cali Trump Girl chimed in: “OMG! Cancel your subscription,” along with a link to an article about the deal.
OMG! Cancel your subscription!https://t.co/WMhRYLWN1I
— CaliTRUMPGIRL (@socalred14) May 21, 2018
It’s unclear if the people using the #BoycottNetflix hashtag know that Mo’Nique started the movement against the company earlier this year over gender pay disparity in Hollywood.
We’re guessing they don’t!
Despite the Obama criticism, other Twitter users said the protest threats were silly.
“Watching conservative #snowflakes having a meltdown over the @netflix #obama announcement is funny stuff,” one person tweeted.
Watching conservative #snowflakes having a meltdown over the @netflix #obama announcement is funny stuff. Ten school children died at the hand of a Trump-lover last week, and they’re worried about TV content. #snowflakes #boycottnetflix
— NotReadytoMakeNice (@alovelily) May 21, 2018
Someone else said people threatening to cancel their Netflix subscriptions were inspired by “hate and foolishness.”
Hate and foolishness inspired. Jeez; you people are so tired. #BoycottNetflix
— Michael Sullivan (@tahdah) May 23, 2018
Meanwhile a woman named Heather said Trump supporters make her “sick.”
I am not sure what you deplorable @realDonaldTrump supporters are trying to prove with #BoycottNetflix. Is it to prove once and for all anyone of color should not work in your "white" 'murica. You #MAGAts make me sick!
— Heather (@SpunsilverGames) May 23, 2018
Stay tuned to see how this all plays out.