Trial By Error: The Open Letter to Netflix about Afflicted
24 SEPTEMBER 2018
By David Tuller, DrPH
Last week, more than three dozen advocates for people with chronic illnesses signed an open letter to Netflix protesting Afflicted, a multi-part documentary. The open letter was posted on Medium. I have posted it below. (I have added my name to the list of signatories; I meant to sign on beforehand but forget to inform the folks from MEAction who spearheaded the effort.)
The letter is also a petition; since it was posted, thousands of people have added their voices. You can do so here: https://my.meaction.net/petitions/remove-afflicted-docuseries-from-netflix-now
Some of the people featured in the documentary have also expressed their dismay with the final result.