Netflix has confirmed 9 titles it has removed from its platform in several countries due to takedown demands from Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Vietnam and New Zealand.
Last month, a Brazilian judge ordered the removal of The First Temptation of Christ, a comedy special from Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in which Jesus is depicted as a gay man. Brazil’s Supreme Court overturned the ban and said the satire could remain on Netflix.
These are the TV shows and movies Netflix said it has removed over the last five years:
- 2020: The Last Hangover a Netflix original special from Brazil’s Porta dos Fundos in which Jesus’s disciples wake up after a Last Supper raging party, removed in Singapore after a written demand from the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
- 2019: One episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (“Saudi Arabia”) removed in Saudi Arabia after a written demand from the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission.
- 2019: The Last Temptation of Christ, which is banned in Singapore, removed in the country after written demand from the IMDA.
- 2018: Cooking on High, The Legend of 420 and Disjointed removed in Singapore after demand from the IMDA.
- 2017: Full Metal Jacket removed in Vietnam after a written demand from the Vietnamese Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI).
- 2017: Night of the Living Dead, which is banned in Germany, removed in the country after a written demand from the German Commission for Youth Protection (KJM).
- 2015: The Bridge, a documentary film about suicide attempts on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge that is classified as “objectionable” in New Zealand, removed from the country after a written demand from the New Zealand Film and Video Labeling Body.