Netflix Snitches on Film Studios for Exploitation of Whitney Houston DeathFebruary 21st, 2012
The film studios pulled all of Whitney Houston’s movies, from Netflix immediately after she died on Saturday February 11, allegedly to goose DVD sales.
Gawker is reporting that:
Google Plus Week host Dan McDermott noticed that The Bodyguard had been pulled from Netflix right after Houston’s death.
So I called Netflx and the rep confirmed what I suspected:
“Okay Dan, I just went and talked to my main supervisor as to why the movie had been pulled and the reason it was pulled was the production company pulled the streaming rights from us because all the publicity after Whitney Houston’s passing there was an opportunity to make really a very large amount of money on the DVD sales of her movies. So they’re going to pull all the streaming titles we have of Whitney Houston so they can make more money off the DVD sales of her movies.”