Vietnam is asking Netflix to remove the Little Women series over its depiction of the Vietnam War

Vietnam has reportedly asked Netflix to remove its recent ones little woman Series about a “distorted” portrayal of the Vietnam War.

The series, a South Korean drama loosely based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, has been released internationally on the streaming service.

The controversy stems from the eighth episode of little womanwhich includes a scene in which a Korean military veteran talks about the achievements of Korean soldiers during the war.

“In our best battles, the kill-to-death ratio for Korean troops was 20 to one,” the character says at one point. “That’s 20 Viet Cong killed for every Korean soldier killed.”

In a letter from a Vietnamese newspaper Truoi Tre(by Bloomberg) the Vietnamese Authority for Broadcasting and Electronic Information declared that the series violated Vietnam’s press law.

In particular, the series is accused of violating Clause 4, Article 9 of the document, which prevents media from inciting wars, violating the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, or distorting history.

Vietnamnet reports that Netflix is ​​currently processing the request and also claims that the series is expected to be removed from the streamer’s catalog in Vietnam later this week.

The Independent reached out to Netflix for comment.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/little-women-netflix-vietnam-war-b2196760.html Vietnam is asking Netflix to remove the Little Women series over its depiction of the Vietnam War

JOE HERNANDEZ

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