Yesterday, Netflix confirmed rumors that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a deal with the company.
The former president and first lady have signed a multi-year agreement to produce films and series, including both scripted and unscripted shows, documentaries and docu-series, and features. More specific details about the shows are yet to come, but The New York Times has previously reported that the deal would focus on telling inspirational stories.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
However, while many are excited at the prospect of the Obamas getting into TV, the news didn’t go over so well with everyone. Many Republication subscribers to the streaming service tweeted that the news had prompted them to cancel their subscriptions, with the hashtags #BoycottNetflix and #CancelNetflix both making the rounds. Browse some of the reactions below and let us know if you’re looking forward to the Obamas’ new TV venture or planning to cancel your subscription.
Barack and Michelle Obama sign @Netflix production deal. In related news, I will never be signing up for Netflix. #MAGA
— Brian Daly (@briandalynj) May 21, 2018
8 years of his garbage was enough, not paying for the privilege of listening to his garbage on my dime.
Please, Retweet, Make the trend! pic.twitter.com/J5aZJaBfil
— Edward Thompson (@F1ach) May 21, 2018
On news of the Obama & Nexflix deal… Apparently my wife decided to #CancelNetflix… So thanks to Obama, I didn’t get to keep my Doctor or my Netflix… Barrack Obama is why we can’t have nice things… pic.twitter.com/Ewn43BNuSC
— Dax Jeter (@DaxJeter) May 21, 2018
chicksonright: "Time to cancel!" https://t.co/YEsJKxa6bI
— SharpDog (@SharpD0g) May 21, 2018
Sorry @netflix but I rather have you pick up The Expanse and/or Lucifer than anything with Barack and Michelle Obama. 😒
— Tobosbunny 🌹🐰 (@tobosbunny) May 21, 2018
I’d rather watch paint dry. https://t.co/Bzr2GLuyMv
— Jacob Marley (@michaelmc5117) May 21, 2018
The Obama’s can do whatever they want, that doesn’t mean people have to pay to support them. Simple if you don’t like a company and their practices, don’t buy their product. #cancelnetflix
— Mac63628 (@mac63628) May 21, 2018
I will cancel any service that tries to push SJW politics at me including Netflix. Thanks Obama. pic.twitter.com/qX2MLOho5q
— The Academic Associate (@Slysneak) May 21, 2018
If you haven't dumped Netflix already:
Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix deal to produce scripted series and documentaries | The Independent https://t.co/VOQAw5NN2U #NewsSuite https://t.co/p48ZyAsB92
— Mandy Hall (@mandymh82) May 21, 2018
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