‘I can see Redbox from my front porch’: Netflix Palin-mocking backlash erupts


Bam! As Twitchy reported, Netflix jumped on the lame and tired slam-Palin-bandwagon last night. Netflix’s Twitter account joined in the #SarahPalinFilms hashtag with a swipe using the low-budget film “Iron Sky.” President Palin-caricature plus Nazi invaders? Yuk, yuk, yuk!

Hi @netflix. Just putting it out there, but you might want to consider deleting a tweet and firing someone. Just a suggestion.

— Brodigan (@brodigan) May 1, 2013

Hey, @netflix-might wanna reevaluate your off-leash policy regarding your social media monkey. #KruiserFeelings

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 1, 2013

Worst job in America today: PR Director for @netflix

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 1, 2013

Hey @netflix, dumb business move. “Netflix joins #SarahPalinFilms hashtag by suggesting flick about moon Nazis”: twitchy.com/2013/05/01/pat…

— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) May 1, 2013

Dear @netflix consider not giving a bonus to the marketing “genius” who added offending half of your customers to his to-do list #fail

— Katie O’Malley (@katieomalley) May 1, 2013

Truth. Netflix, you are doing it wrong.

It’s unfathomable to me that @netflix still has that @sarahpalinusa tweet up – Nobody there has the sense to delete it?#ToneDeaf

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 1, 2013

Dear @netflix: This is insulting. I am a customer & taxpayer. Stick to entertainment & avoid politics twitchy.com/2013/05/01/pat… @twitchyteam

— Tabitha Beaman (@tabithabeaman) May 1, 2013

Wow, @netflix. Way to alienate half of your potential customers.

— Eric H. (@ericinva) May 1, 2013

Twitter users also pointed out a little something curious:

Seems odd “non-political” @netflix would choose Palin/Nazi flick when the offer The Undefeated.

— John Nolte(@NolteNC) May 1, 2013

There’s nothing preventing @netflix from also listing “The Undefeated” or “SP’s Alaska” in their hashtag games, right? But they didn’t. Huh.

— Kensington (@NYKensington) May 1, 2013

Huh. Netfix does offer both “The Undefeated” and “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Gee, we wonder why they didn’t choose either one of those?

The backlash was swift and fierce; way to alienate your customers, Netflix!

Last time @netflix apologized it was for an imprudent price increase. How can they say I’m sorry for calling half the country Nazis?

— Jerome Hudson(@JeromeEHudson) May 1, 2013

Silly, stupid Netflix “@sarahbellumd: @ameliahammy bit.ly/14UQZx3

— Amelia(@AmeliaHammy) May 1, 2013

What? You pissing off half of your customers? No. Probably not. MT @netflix This can’t end well.

— LilMissRightie (@LilMissRightie) May 1, 2013

@_missohara I think ANYONE who still thinks Palin jokes are funny or edgy worth beating up on. SO 2008.

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 1, 2013

Next @netflix original series: “Shit, People Read These Tweets?” #KruiserFeelings

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 1, 2013

@billthenubbin ANYBODY who still thinks Palin jokes are a thing deserves a kick in the nuts just for being boring. @netflix

— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 1, 2013

Bingo. The insulting lameness of Palin “jokes” makes the offense even worse. Netflix has its foot in its mouth, but citizens are voting (or shopping) with their feet and their wallets.

.@netflix, as a 10 year customer, I’m thinking we’ll move2 @hulu since you choose2 play along w/ #SarahPalinFilms hashtag. What say you?

— Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) May 1, 2013

Hmm… I’m seeing people mention Amazon Prime as an alternative to @netflix. Will have to look into it!

— Chris Barnhart (@ChrisBarnhart) May 1, 2013

@netflix Was considering a subscription, until your #SarahPalinFilms tweet complete with Nazi screenshot. You owe #SarahPalinUSA an apology

— Josh Painter (@Josh_Painter) May 1, 2013

Free market for the win. And the cancellations begin.

Hey @netflix. I’ve been thinking about cancelling, switching to Amazon Prime. Thanks for helping me make that decision! #SarahPalinFilms

— RedBrightandTrue (@RedBrightandTru) May 1, 2013

@netflix Cancelling my service. You all want to play politics, then I’m out. By the way, your mockery wasn’t cool.

— Donna W (@LibertyThyme) May 1, 2013

Ahhh Why wait 24 hours @netflix After many years – I am cancelling today – fire your social media monkey #netflix

— Patrick L. Irvin (@echoes01) May 1, 2013

I’m cancelling my subscription. #Shame #NoClassRT @netflix #SarahPalinFilms “Iron Sky” nflx.it/11AZvLR

— Alison (@pondlizard) May 1, 2013

@netflix This bs tweet forced me to cancel my #Netflix membership. Your attempt to be #Political here is offensive and disgusting.

— John Price (@JPrice02) May 1, 2013

@noltenc @netflix Canceled after several years. I use Amazon Prime and HuluPlus now.

— Brother Chris (@ChrisEllisPhoto) May 1, 2013

Cancelling my subscription, partisan jackasses RT @netflix: #SarahPalinFilms “Iron Sky” nflx.it/11AZvLR twitter.com/netflix/status…

— vbspurs (@vbspurs) May 1, 2013

Thanks for reminding me that I needed to cancel your service @netflix My money doesn’t need to pay for your stupid. #SarahPalinFilms

— John C. (@JCinQC) May 1, 2013

What pisses me off about @netfix is that it wasn’t a momentary lack of thinking…they created artwork! BuBye losers! Stick your politics!

— Sandy(@tnacgal) May 1, 2013

Precisely. Netflix included a photo in its tweet.

BTW, @netflix, I’m canceling my subscription when I get home. Your selection is about as broad as your ideological tolerance.

— Whitney Pitcher (@whitneypitcher) May 1, 2013

.@noltenc @netflix I not only canceled my service…I sold my stock. (NFLX) I stand with #Palin

— ✩ Megan ✩ (@MeganSmiles) May 1, 2013

@netflix This bs tweet forced me to cancel my #Netflix membership. Your attempt to be #Political here is offensive and disgusting.

— John Price (@JPrice02) May 1, 2013

I was a @netflix customer since 2005.Well, up until four minutes ago. @noltenc #tcot

— Stupid Republic (@stupid_republic) May 1, 2013

@repubbillcan @ocamericans @netflix We cancelled ours.Huluplus will be getting our business

— Mechelle Cook (@chelleigh69) May 1, 2013

Oh, did I tell you? Cancelled the @netflix, as tweeted earlier. I’m a Hulu+ girl exclusively, now. #monogamy

— vbspurs (@vbspurs) May 1, 2013

@netflixMessage received.Just cancelled acct w NetFlix over this posting.There will always be consequences to poorly thought out actions.

— ted scott (@tedscott4) May 1, 2013

#byebyenetflix Just cancelled my account. Dumb marketing strategy to insult your customer base @netflix #SarahPalinFilms

— Kathy King (@kat4sarah) May 1, 2013

@michellemalkin @twitchyteam @netflix I just cancelled the service because of that.

— Denise Griffitts (@DeniseGriffitts) May 1, 2013

Cancelled my subscription today. Actions over words. RT @netflix: #SarahPalinFilms “Iron Sky” nflx.it/11AZvLR twitter.com/netflix/status…

— Mike Brandt (@brandt_mike) May 1, 2013

‘Sup, @netflix: To quote a classic movie NOT on your site…. Dissing Palin with #SarahPalinFilms was a big mistake. Big. Huge. #cancelled

— Mikasa. (@Mikasa22USA) May 1, 2013

Just cancelled my @netflix. We will see who has the last laugh @sarahpalinusa. #SarahPalinFilms

— andrew j cable (@andcable) May 1, 2013

@netflix Just cancelled my Netflix.

— Soren Von Krogh (@LibertySings) May 1, 2013

@caamyo @netflix too late. I’ve already cancelled & won’t go back.Keep Clooney & anyone 6 degrees of him…

— ShellyB (@Shelly_Bl) May 1, 2013

Just cancelled my @netflix account… it was a good run. #VoteWithWallet #FreeMarketFTW

— Conservative First (@l4issez) May 1, 2013

I have Amazon prime, redbox (& they’re starting streaming service), libraries, YouTube, etc. Why do I need @netflix?ow.ly/1VMPSJ

— April Thompson (@oddlysaid) May 1, 2013

Hey @netflix: I make the entertainment purchasing decisions here, and you’re HISTORY.

— Kristi (@Red__Rover) May 1, 2013

As we also reported, Netflix representatives are doubling-down on the idiocy with their replies to angry customers who are cancelling their accounts. There is no hiding, Netflix. The internet is forever. People are fed up and they are not going to take the sneering contempt any longer.

@mangylover The more people call, write, do the live chat like I did, the better.Silent no more! @hellocatrine @netflix

— Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch) May 1, 2013


@netflix #Cancelled. This ( twitter.com/choosingfreedo… ) is what democracy looks like. 😉 #tcot #tlot #tpp #tgdn

— Choosing Freedom (@choosingfreedom) May 1, 2013

Dear Netflix: Can you see the subscriber exodus  from your Twitter account?

We can.

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