Many Are Questioning Netflix’s Decision To Re-Release “Titanic” In The Wake Of The Titan Submersible Tragedy

June 27, 2023 / Posted by:

Greedy conglomerate Netflix, which is quickly sinking into its own ocean of un-popularity, has descended a few more leagues into the Sea of Stupidity with its latest decision to re-release the 1997 disaster film Titanic in the wake of the Titan submersible tragedy. It’s only been a week since we learned of the outcome of the ship’s ill-fated mission of trying to reach the actual Titanic on the ocean floor, and many believe Netflix’s decision to add the film to its roster is tone-deaf considering the timing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, although Titanic, the film about a young woman’s affinity for star-crossed love and sturdy doors, is a longstanding fan favorite, the decision to bring it back after the Titan tragedy is in poor taste to some. Because honestly, there have been memes and theories galore created by heartless hoes who aren’t taking what happened seriously. But this inappropriate timing doesn’t just end with Titanic as Netflix is also set to release a documentary titled The Deepest Breath, which features a deep sea diver named Alessia Zecchini, who said, “Fuck the ships!” and deliberately chooses to dive as far as she can for world records and recognition.

The announcement is making headlines given the Titan submersible tragedy that riveted the world last week and resulted in the death of four passengers and the sub’s pilot. In addition, the streamer put out a trailer for a documentary about freediving, The Deepest Breath.

Both titles are getting some backlash on social media, with some accusing the streamer of being insensitive.

Here’s the trailer, and honestly, I still don’t know why people love going underwater so much because that shit looks absolutely terrifying.

Now, although The Deepest Breath may not be directly related to the Titanic, there is no denying that the film TITANIC directly correlates to the tragedy unfolding last week.

Many wondered when, exactly, the decision was made to bring the epic film back to the streamer, with many assuming it must have been after the tragedy. But Titanic was actually reported on Netflix’s July films list before the Titan was first reported missing, and licensing deals for films are struck far in advance of the air date. Titanic has been streaming on Prime Video.

As for the documentary, Netflix first posted the trailer for The Deepest Breathlast Tuesday — after the sub went missing but before its tragic outcome was revealed. The documentary isn’t about the Titanic or submersibles, however, but follows Alessia Zecchini, the current holder of the freediving world record.

And, of course, people over on Twitter had thoughts that basically boil down to “This is a terrible idea.”

The irony in this situation is that Netflix is also becoming a sinking ship with its recent round of bad business decisions. And if they don’t change their course soon, more subscribers will jump ship as they go further down into a sea of bankruptcy.

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