Netflix Wants People To Stop Using The Term ‘Chick Flicks’

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Netflix went on a bizarre Twitter bender Monday afternoon.

The extremely popular streaming service sent out several tweets asking people to stop referring to some movies as “chick flicks.” I’m not making that up. I wish I was. I wish this was a joke or parody. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Read the outrageous Twitter thread below about how the term needs to be “retired.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Welcome to America and the entertainment industry in 2019. I guess we’re no longer allowed to call rom-coms “chick flicks.” At least, that’s apparently what all the freedom-hating people want. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

I thought this was America. Did I miss a memo or something? (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

What an absolute joke from Netflix, and we all know they probably sent these tweets thinking they were genius. The people just had to be told to get into line! (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

You’re on drugs if you think I’m retiring “chick flicks” from my vocabulary. It’s not going to happen.

Also, don’t misunderstand me. I love Netflix. I watch it every single day, but I get paid to call balls and strikes. Those tweets above are insanely stupid.

They’re called “chick flicks” because they attract a mostly female audience. It doesn’t mean that men won’t watch. I’ve seen some good rom-coms in my day, but people like me aren’t filling up the theaters for this category of movies. They’re just not. The idea that men like me are rushing to see chick flicks is simply false.

Most of the time, I just want to watch stuff blow up, bad guys get shot and hot women get it on. Virtually none of that happens in chick flicks.

Why? Because they’re not marketed for guys like me. They’re just not. Again, I’ve seen some that I’ve liked, but the overwhelming majority aren’t something I’m going to sit through.

So, in closing, Netflix can go take a hike. This is America, and as long as we’re a free society, I’ll call movies whatever I please.

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