NETFLIX bosses have refused to tag a disclaimer onto the controversial The Crown TV series stating viewers are well aware it is “a work of fiction.”
The streaming giant gave the thumbs down to any notion of specifying that – while the plot is based on the real-life UK royal family – some of it’s specific content wasn’t genuine.
Netflix bosses have refused to tag a disclaimer onto its controversial The Crown seriesCredit: Netflix
Its head honchos today stated to Mail on Sunday: “We have always presented The Crown as a drama, and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.
“As a result, we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer.”
Previously, MP Dowden praised the royal drama as a “beautifully produced work of fiction”, but said viewers could be in danger of mistaking it for fact without a warning at the beginning of each episode.
In a statement the streaming giant said they had ‘no need’ to add a warning about fictional contentCredit: Netflix
The series tackles gritty subjects such as Princess Diana’s bulimia battleCredit: BackGrid
It comes amid concerns fictional scenes for the fourth series written by the The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan are doing damage to the monarchy because viewers believe they are true.
A friend of Prince Charles even referred to the portrayal of the Royal family as “sinister” and “highly sophisticated propaganda”.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the Prince’s pal reportedly said: “It is quite sinister the way that Morgan is clearly using light entertainment to drive a very overt republican agenda and people just don’t see it.
“They have been lured in over the first few series until they can’t see how they are being manipulated.
Netflix stated viewers know the show is ‘a work of fiction’Credit: � 2020 by Entertainment Pictures
Others have deemed the series ‘sophisticated propaganda’Credit: Netflix
“It is highly sophisticated propaganda.”
The fourth series of The Crown, which was released earlier this month, portrays Princess Diana‘s eating disorder and Prince Charles’ affair with the then Camilla Parker Bowles.
As her marriage to the heir to the throne crumbles, Diana, played by Emma Corrin, 24, is seen violently vomiting into a toilet on multiple occasions.
But some scenes – including the false suggestion that the affair between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles continued throughout his marriage to Diana – have been invented.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden previously suggested a disclaimer would be ‘helpful’Credit: EPA
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, recently called for a disclaimer on the show.
He told ITV’s Lorraine: “I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if, at the beginning of each episode, it stated that: ‘This isn’t true but it is based around some real events’.”
He added: “I worry people do think that this is gospel and that’s unfair.”
Meanwhile, a palace insider recently slammed Netflix for trolling the royals with a sinister Tweet about the late Princess Diana, to add more fuel to the ongoing drama.
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