Netflix Tweeted a Shocking Video, and Many Followers Aren’t Happy
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Netflix Tweeted a Shocking Video, and Many Followers Aren’t Happy

Netflix, a company which has nearly 2.5 million followers on Twitter alone, is receiving major backlash after they tweeted a video that showed a woman’s suicide. Netflix was attempting to promote their new show The OA, an eight-episode thriller that tells the story of a missing blind woman who mysteriously returns home with her sight restored after being gone for seven years.

The tweets began with some cryptic messages…

Creepy? Yes. Offensive? Not yet. However, things started getting intense when Netflix tweeted a short clip of a woman running on a road, dodging traffic and heading towards the edge of a bridge. Chilling…

But then they tweeted the same scene with an additional few seconds added (TRIGGER WARNING!)…

W… T… F. So horribly disturbing and not something you want to come across unexpectedly on social media.

Folks are seriously upset (we had to leave out a bunch of tweets that rightfully called the choice “f*@#ed up”)…

We’ll surely be seeing an apology from Netflix soon enough, but the fact that this happened in the first place is totally mind-boggling.

For those who may have been trigged and are looking for help, please check out the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

What do you think about Netflix’s choice to share this clip (without warning) over social media? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(Photo via Netflix)