What happens when you take a bunch of spoiled, entitled, vain, and vacuous 20-something ‘snowflakes’ and drop them on a mountain with a former army combat engineer and a former Navy explosive ordinance disposal officer?
Well, believe it or not, Netflix — yes, Netflix! — is about to find out, courtesy of a new reality competition show called Snowflake Mountain.
It’s the latest in a series of moves away from “woke” programming from the streaming giant that has many conservatives smiling and many liberals seeking a safe space.
Fueled by frustrated parents and the promise of a cash prize, ten young adults who, according to the trailer, “can’t even unload a dishwasher, much less hold down a job” will surrender their Wi-Fi connections and selfie-sticks for a “back-to-basics” lesson in how to “grow the hell up.”
The contestants include a self-described “Disney Princess,” a narcissistic vegan, and a wannabe influencer, the Daily Mail reports. They will attempt to survive at a wilderness retreat without running water, creature comforts, and parents who enable them.
The adventure will be, Netflix promises, “a rude awakening to just how pampered their lives have been so far.”
Meanwhile, a number of “woke” shows have fallen under the streaming service’s ax.
‘Grift is over’: Ibram X. Kendi’s movie ‘Antiracist Baby’ canceled by Netflix https://t.co/RgWPCmCgmN
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) May 21, 2022
As American Wire News recently reported, “Antiracist Baby,” an animated series aimed at preschoolers and based on Ibram X. Kendi’s divisive book by the same name, was pulled from the service’s lineup.
Also gone in 2022 is “Space Force,” which openly poked fun at the Trump administration, and “Gentefied,” a show about three Latino cousins trying to keep their taco show alive, according to WhatsOnNetflix.com.
Distancing itself from shows that feature a healthy dose of progressive messaging may, many speculate, be in response to tanking subscription numbers.
“In the first quarter of this year, the company reported a net loss of 200,000 streaming customers, its first decline in a decade,” Variety reported. “Shortly after announcing a dip in subscribers last month, Netflix pink slipped approximately 25 employees in its marketing group.”
To those employees who remained, Netflix sent a memo informing them that they, too, should leave if they find themselves overly offended by the platform’s content.
Netflix memo tells employees who are offended by content to find another place to work https://t.co/SeGoPYWZrw pic.twitter.com/EmToBTMqdv
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 14, 2022
“As employees we support the principle that Netflix offers a diversity of stories, even if we find some titles counter to our own personal values,” the memo read. “Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to e harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.”
Regardless of its reasons, consumers online are happy with the changes Netflix has been making.
“I am pleasantly surprised with Netflix as of recently,” tweeted one user. “They are heading in the right direction.”
I am pleasantly surpriced with Netflix as of recently. They are heading in the right direction
— ghdjdfkifhsivbsugb sisuhfuaywyausfioscsuhgiwwfiurg (@fodifsgjfhshaa) May 27, 2022
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