The #metoo movement has changed the Hollywood industry for good. An online TV website Netflix has taken the next to by introducing the new anti-harassment classes as a result of the movement that moved Hollywood and seriously hurt production on its hit TV show House of Cards.
New regulations instituted on set reportedly involves no looking at any person for a time period extending longer than 5 seconds, no weird lingering hugs, no awkward flirting and specially a ban on asking mobile number of any person.
Everyone was spoken to about #MeToo, an on-set runner currently working on the new season of Black Mirror told a media outlet.
Senior staff was sent to a harassment meeting to understand what is and isn’t appropriate. Looking at anyone longer than five seconds is thought to be creepy. One must not ask for someone’s number unless that person have given permission for it to be distributed. And a person sees any unwanted behaviour, they must report it immediately.
These new rules have also seen some soft jokes along the line where people count five seconds and look away when the time is about to run out.
Netflix was contacted to confirm or deny they report by a media outlet, they chose not to comment on the report.
They did, however, released a statement “We’re proud of the anti-harassment training we offer to our productions. We want every Netflix production to be a safe and respectful working environment. We believe the resources we offer empower people on our sets to speak up, and shouldn’t be trivialised.”
People have took this issue to the internet, but they seemed to be divided on the two sides. One side calling the rules to be necessity of the time but the others have called the rules to be way to harsh and unnecessary. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.