Just weeks after Netflix announced they are in advance negotiations with former President Barack Obama for his own show, they announced that Obama’s former National Security Adviser and UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, is joining their board of directors. In response, conservatives are doubling down on a boycott that began following news about an upcoming Obama show.
As you know, this won’t be Rice’s first foray in the spotlight involving streaming video. She wasn’t very well known until the Obama administration paraded her out on Sunday shows to blame the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video.
Following the announcement, conservatives took to Twitter to declare their opposition to the move.
— Every Single Time 1608 (@est1608) March 28, 2018
At a time when the tech industry is being rocked by privacy scandals @netflix appoints criminal @AmbassadorRice to their board of directors. This is someone who abused her power to illegally spy on Americans for political gain. If you care about your rights #BoycottNetflix
— Dale Cooper (@AgentCoopr702) March 28, 2018
— Trudy Mallon (@mallonhomes) March 28, 2018
As one conservative notes, Netflix’s stock took a dip following the decision to hire Susan Rice.
— Sophie's World (@cosmo_gyral) March 28, 2018
Netflix is putting themselves squarely in opposition to conservatives. If you have cancelled their Netflix subscriptions, post a screenshot of their cancellation page using the hashtag #BoycottNeflix to show your displeasure.