Netflix Creepily Trolls 53 Fans Watching 'Christmas Prince', Twitter Claps Back

Netflix Creepily Trolls 53 Fans Watching 'Christmas Prince', Twitter Claps Back

Troy Powers
December 13, 2017

After a barrage of complaints, Netflix responded on Tuesday with a statement that read: "The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us".

Referencing A Christmas Prince, a film Netflix produced and is extensively promoting, the company claimed 53 users had watched it every day for the past 18 days - and suggested they were traumatised.

The Netflix US Twitter account sent out a anxious tweet on Sunday asking "A Christmas Prince" fans "Who hurt you?"

This is not an isolated incident.

A Christmas Prince is a Netflix original holiday-themed romantic comedy that our own Lea Palmieri called "cheesy, hopeful, a little bit ridiculous, and overall as warm and toasty as the fireplace you're watching it next to".

But the following tweet easily qualifies as the creepiest thing Netflix ever said.

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The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a " GIANT EGG SURPRISE " box containing over 100 toys from Pixar's " Cars " series. As the YouTube channel, "Ryan Toys Review" went viral, his parents started a second channel named ' Ryan's Family Review '.

Writer Amanda Bell tried to get a quote straight from the horse's mouth late Sunday, asking the company why it was "calling people out like that".

Other data released by the streaming service revealed that Greenleaf, a series about a family and their sprawling megachurch in Memphis, was the most "devoured" show in 2017 - meaning the program had been watched for more than two hours per day.

"I just want to make sure you're okay", Netflix replied.

Now, Netflix has responded to the criticism and confirmed that the figure refers to collated trends and not individual viewing habits. All your secrets that involve watching Parks and Recreation for the fifth time this year, at least. One user even compared the tweet to "bullying".

You can see some of the best responses to the tweet below.

The playful Netflix Twitter elf even tweeted back some sass at some of its responders.