Netflix Episode Of Patriot Act In Saudi Arabia
Netflix withdrew an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from Saudi Arabia after officials of the kingdom complained.
The episode of Patriot Act in question criticized the country over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.
According to Reuters, Khashoggi was an outspoken critic of the country’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
And I mean that as a Muslim and as an American.”
Hasan Minhaj in Patriot Act
Minhaj also criticized the kingdom for its involvement in the Yemen war and described it as being autocratic.
We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal demand from the government.