BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

Arts & Entertainment

People Are Clapping Back At Netflix For Trying To Drag Its Own Movie

"Drag me to hell, Netflix."

Last updated on December 12, 2017, at 3:15 p.m. ET

Posted on December 11, 2017, at 1:53 p.m. ET

For those who have not yet watched it, A Christmas Prince is Netflix's take on a holiday TV movie.

The film stars Rose McIver (iZombie) as a journalist who goes undercover to get the scoop on a famous playboy prince played by Ben Lamb (The White Queen) and ends up falling in love with him.
Netflix

The film stars Rose McIver (iZombie) as a journalist who goes undercover to get the scoop on a famous playboy prince played by Ben Lamb (The White Queen) and ends up falling in love with him.

The internet has come to embrace it for what it is.

Watching "A Christmas Prince" on Netflix as my first Hallmark-esque romcom watch of the szn. So far, Blonde, girl n… https://t.co/02Ljy0SyMM

Via Twitter: @BeeBabs

Takeaways from #AChristmasPrince: - I hated it so much - I can't wait for the sequel - You bet your ass I'm watchin… https://t.co/4MtkXGbmtQ

Via Twitter: @shutupbrendance

A Christmas Prince is already my favorite Christmas movie bc they spent 3 mins of NYC establishing shots then cut t… https://t.co/dnCpXi7Bxh

Via Twitter: @chasspod

On Monday morning, Netflix tried to get in on the joke and poke fun at its own movie with some user data.

To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?

Via Twitter: @netflix

Some other brands were quick to call them out for it.

If Netflix doesn't want you, there’s always room on our couch! And if Christmas Princes aren't your thing, we’ve go… https://t.co/GuBqN2HO8c

Via Twitter: @lifetimetv

Pornhub would never play you like that fam https://t.co/OnNkAYgQhk

Via Twitter: @Pornhub

And A Christmas Prince fans joked about Netflix trying to drag them.

Drag me to hell, Netflix https://t.co/VmiDGjW8TS

Via Twitter: @JennaGuillaume

I thought "are you still watching?" was enough of a drag but here we are. https://t.co/CQGvblcmYw

I am one of them https://t.co/A9bWaWRvzI

Via Twitter: @csydelko

Many viewed Netflix's tweet as an odd abuse of power from a company known for sharing as little about their viewer data as possible.

I liked this tweet because it's good to be reminded that huge unaccountable companies use our personal data to dunk… https://t.co/Em54rcsKcg

Via Twitter: @kevinroose

Big Brother is watching you, and he’s worried about your emotional health TBH. https://t.co/DSBYheFx8F

Via Twitter: @treygraham

Netflix is watching you like Santa. Netflix knows if you’ve been bad or good and that’s why you’re getting a second… https://t.co/kXByObcGKq

Via Twitter: @TheFienPrint

For his part, Alex Zamm, the director of A Christmas Prince, told BuzzFeed News, "I’m thrilled that the movie, for whatever reason, has been getting such a strong response across the globe and that people find comfort in the movie…day after day after day."

MCPA/Netflix

And Netflix provided BuzzFeed News a response to the matter that states, "The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us. This information represents overall viewing trends, not the personal viewing information of specific, identified individuals."

BuzzFeed News has also reached out to the producer of A Christmas Prince for their response to conversation around the company's tweet.

ADVERTISEMENT