People are furious with Netflix over this Stranger Things controversy
A century-old prison in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was part of the new season of the hit Netflix series. Stranger things — specifically, Hopper’s storyline involving his imprisonment in the Soviet Union. The actual setting of those scenes? Lukiškii Prison is a prison that is also making headlines this week for political art featuring Vladimir Putin.
Netflix and Stranger things meanwhile, the connection ended up in a notorious prison in the middle of a major controversy. And got thousands of people to sign a petition demanding Netflix be held accountable for “erasing the Holocaust.”
Angry viewers have also taken to Twitter and TikTok in recent days to demand action. And they use these social media platforms to spread awareness about the history of the prison.
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To date, more than 57,000 people have signed a Change.org petition it makes such demands. That money, on the one hand, is earned from the new season Stranger things should go to the Lithuanian Jewish and Roma communities as reparations. And this is a public apology from Netflix Stranger things team and Airbnb should follow.
The Airbnb mention is because the prison now allows guests to stay in a Stranger things– thematic cell. “The fans Stranger things are now getting numerical tattoos on their arms because they were inspired by the show,” the petition continued.
“The Stranger things The Instagram (account) even reposted photos submitted by their fans; thus encouraging their behavior. Not only does it make a mockery of the shared trauma of the Jewish and Roma community, it continues to desecrate the living memories of Holocaust survivors (the vast majority alive today) and their descendants.
The history of Lukiškii prison
Long before that, the prison was the backdrop for the new season Stranger things – which amassed more than 1.2 billion hours worldwide in its first 28 days. Netflix Top 10 Site — the Nazi Gestapo held Jewish prisoners here.
For this and other reasons The Israel times notes that the Lukiški prison has a particularly terrible history. For example, during its century of operation, the guards imprisoned, tortured and executed political prisoners there. According to “1941 Times, “the first 348 Jews were killed in the Ponari massacre and others were imprisoned in Lukiškės. Nearly 100,000 people, mostly Jews, would be killed in the town of Ponari near Vilnius, formerly known as Vilnius, in the following months.
The future prime minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, was also an inmate in the prison for a time.
Meanwhile, streamer Netflix will almost certainly congratulate itself for Stranger things viewership next week. The broadcaster is set to report its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday, July 19th. The quarterly letter to shareholders always presents the performance of big shows and movies over the past three months.
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