Netflix Blames ‘Internal Miscommunication’ for Mix-Up Over Louis Farrakhan Doc

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Netflix is trying to clear up the confusion over a documentary about Louis Farrakhan.

On Tuesday, the Nation of Islam leader took to Twitter to announce his new film titled My Life’s Journey Through Music would premiere this week on Netflix.

“My dear viewers and listeners, on August 1 you will be able to view the premiere on Netflix of the minister’s life journey through music,” Farrakhan wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “And, if you would like to leave a comment of what you think about that documentary, and its music, you can go to and leave your comment. May God bless you — As-Salaam Alaikum.”

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After the documentary began to spark criticism, Netflix said it would not be streaming the film.

“This film will not be released on Netflix. Due to an internal miscommunication, it appeared to be scheduled for release on Netflix, but it is not,” a company spokesperson told Variety. “We apologize for any confusion this has caused.”

Over the years, Farrakhan has been accused many times of being anti-Semitic and he remains a controversial figure.

In 1995, Farrakhan organized the historic Million Man March in Washington, D.C. to promote African-American unity and family values.