Oh Good Grief Netflix, stay in your damn lane

Dear Netflix, ou provide a great product, so just stick to that and stop listening to the whiners

Netflix has responded to a new report that found its depictions of smoking tripled last year by pledging to eliminate smoking in all TV programming rated TV-14 and below or PG-13 and under for movies. The pledge comes just one day after the premiere of “Stranger Things,” the streamer’s most popular show, which is singled out in the report as one of the top three offenders in onscreen portrayals of cigarette smoking. The top two are “Orange Is the New Black” and “Fuller House,” oddly enough.

“Netflix strongly supports artistic expression. We also recognize that smoking is harmful and when portrayed positively on screen can adversely influence young people,” a Netflix spokesperson told EW in a statement. “Going forward, all new projects that we commission with ratings of TV-14 or below for series or PG-13 or below for films, will be smoking and e-cigarette free — except for reasons of historical or factual accuracy.”

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