If you know much about TikTok, you should already know that crazes sort of go around on the video platform. There was the time parents filmed their babies crying during Frozen II and the time that a lot of people attempted Cameron Diaz’s wine challenge. Both of those things were in good fun. The 365 Days TikTok videos were mimicking scenes from the Netflix movie and was using the Netflix film to reportedly joke about sexual violence, even including bruises in the posts.
The now-deleted footage featured video content where users showed bruises and more with captions joking about sexual violence. One video showed bruising and allegedly featured the caption: "Decided to watch 365 days with my 'guy friend.’" A TikTok spokesperson who reached out to Newsweek about the video bannings noted:
Plenty of other 365 Days videos exist and have been popular on the platform. Some of them are even, erm, informative.
Netflix's 365 Days once topped the service's major Top 10 list, but it's been some time since it was one of the most popular pieces of content on Netflix. Still, it's able to be viewed even now on the streamer, despite some peoples' complaints. The movie follows a dom/sub relationship that is much steamier and more controversial than the one shown in Fifty Shades of Grey, in particular because 365 Days' lead female character, Laura, is kidnapped and given 365 days to fall in love with her captor, Massimo. The Polish movie was released earlier this year in February, hitting Netflix over the summer.
At the time many people were watching the film, others were signing a petition mentioning that the movie may be more about Stockholm Syndrome and less about sexual exploration. Yet, it has been exceedingly popular to watch and react to on social media platforms. There is an inherent shock value to the sex shown in the movie, which includes graphic sex scenes outside on a boat and in other locations. 2020 has been featured more than one content controversy for Netflix, but 365 Days (aka 365 DNI) looks like it around to stay.
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