Tesla CEO Elon Musk and The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri have shared their thoughts about Netflix amid a massive share drop of the streaming platform.
Elon Musk thrashed Netflix
The world’s richest man Elon Musk now has thrashed Netflix after its shares dropped 25% on Wednesday. “The woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable,” the Tesla CEO tweeted in reaction to a post stating that this was the first time in 10 years that Netflix has seen such a fall in subscribers.
With several theories coming up for the possible setback for Netflix, the word ‘Woke’ began trending on Twitter as most of the theories blamed Netflix’s ‘woke’ content for the downfall. And one of the subscribers to the belief is Elon Musk.
The woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2022
Vivek Agnihotri shared his thoughts
Indian filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri also shared his thoughts about the incident. The filmmaker whose recent movie The Kashmir Files saw a huge controversy in India, Tagging Elon Musk, slammed Netflix’s ‘woke’ content. “The way their WOKE executives demand the WOKE content, I won’t be surprised if soon they lose all their subscribers. They had lost me long time back,” Vivek Agnihotri tweeted adding, “I hope @elonmusk makes an offer.”
The way their WOKE executives demand the WOKE content, I won’t be surprised if soon they lose all their subscribers. They had lost me long time back. I hope @elonmusk makes an offer. https://t.co/UNbsXUEdMo
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 20, 2022
This is not the first time Tesla’s boss has compared being woke to a virus. Earlier, the tech billionaire had said that “wokeness” is the “biggest threat to civilization.” Speaking to a website channel, Musk had claimed that political correctness is one of the greatest threats to civilization. In particular, he also called out attempts to cancel Dave Chappelle and went on to criticize the “woke agenda” and “cancel culture.”
Meanwhile, streaming giant Netflix’s customer strength fell by 2,00,000 subscribers during the January-March period, according to its quarterly earnings report released Tuesday. It’s the first time that streaming platform’s subscribers have fallen since the streaming service became available throughout the world. The drop this year originated in part from Netflix’s decision to withdraw from Russia to protest the war against Ukraine, resulting in a loss of 7,00,000 subscribers.
Netflix lost 200K subscribers in Q1 and expect to lose another 2M in Q2
It's the first time they lost subscribers in over a decade pic.twitter.com/R6Km2JKxJU
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) April 19, 2022
In India, however, Netflix reported a small increase after it announced in December its mobile-only plan at Rs 19 and the entry-level plan at Rs 199 per month.