Netflix is weirdly anxious about 'A Christmas Prince' fans

Netflix is weirdly anxious about 'A Christmas Prince' fans

Netflix is weirdly anxious about 'A Christmas Prince' fans

Netflix sent out a tweet Sunday that roasted a subset of its most devoted users over an open fire: those who are obsessively watching its heavily promoted holiday movie "A Christmas Prince". "Who hurt you?" That's not your business Netflix, even if it's all a joke.

And while some were quick to see the attempted humor within the post, happily replying with their own embarrassing viewing habits, others blasted the much "creepier" aspect, calling out the fact that the site is not only monitoring its viewers incredibly closely, but that it is also using this data to troll its customers.

But the very bad movie wasn't what drew criticism from Netflix's Twitter followers, it was the fact that they, somehow, had no idea Netflix could monitor the viewing history of its users.

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On Monday, Netflix responded to TheWrap's request for comment on the tweet (and the drama that it ignited).

But the tweet didn't quite go as planned - with Twitter users criticising Netflix for appearing to reveal confidential viewing habits. For example, among other such ads, the campaign called out a single person with a billboard that said: "Dear person who made a playlist called: 'One Night Stand With Jeb Bush Like He's a Bond Girl in a European Casino.' We have so many questions".

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But its unintended effect was that people kept picking up on the fact that Netflix knows that there are 53 people who have watched A Christmas Prince every day for 18 days.

-Why are they publicly shaming customers?' he tweeted.

Is Netflix turning into Big Brother? You can guess what happens next.

"I think there are two things that created the uproar about Netflix".

To be fair, some users raised some pretty legitimate concerns, less upset about the data collection itself and more concerned with who had access to it and the threshold for releasing or even just teasing about that data.

Not good. Not unless you are a moron.

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