Vietnam demands Netflix remove ‘Little Women’
Ho Chi Minh City, Oct 5 (EFE).- Vietnam has given Netflix a Wednesday ultimatum to withdraw the South Korean series “Little Women” from the country, alleging that its content distorts the Vietnam War.
The head of the Department of Radio, Television and Electronic Information, Le Quang Tu Do, told state newspaper Tuoi Tre that the entertainment platform was told Monday that it has until Wednesday to take down the series.
The Vietnamese official specified that dialogue from episode three, which lasts about 21 seconds, and another from episode eight, which lasts 80 seconds, violates the media and cinema laws that refer to the distortion of history and denial of the success and achievements of the revolution.
He added that Netflix responded to the demand, saying that it was in processing.
The South Korean series, which premiered last month, is inspired by the story of Luisa May Alcott’s novel “Little Women,” published in 1868 and takes the protagonist sisters to South Korea in the present day.
In March, Vietnam banned the movie “Uncharted,” starring Tom Holland, over a scene featuring the map of the South China Sea with the so-called “nine-dash line,” which Beijing uses to show its territorial claims.
In 2019 the authorities also withdrew the Dreamworks animated film “Abominable” from theaters for also including the U-shaped dotted line. EFE