Netflix calls out 53 people who are binge-watching 'A Christmas Prince'

Posted December 13, 2017

Other data released by the streaming service revealed that Greenleaf, a series about a family and their sprawling megachurch in Memphis, was the most "devoured" show in 2017 - meaning the program had been watched for more than two hours per day.

But the terrible movie wasn't what drew criticism from Netflix's Twitter followers, it was the fact that they, somehow, had no idea Netflix could monitor the viewing history of its users. "These people have been inspired, and they're watching it as a how-to-marry-a-royal".

They also went as far to change their name to "Netflix 'Have you seen A Christmas Prince?' Canada".

'I'm now concerned with my love for @Netflix Subgenre Crime Documentaries choices unfairly profiling me!'

"Why are you calling people out like that Netflix", she inquired, to which the service responded with a "just want to make sure you're okay".

While it is not clear how Netflix ensures that employees aren't able to access viewing preferences of individual users, a number of people are questioning if its right for the company to reveal what users watch on a public platform.

"To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" the Netflix social media team tweeted.

Which would go down a bit easier if the original tweet wasn't binge-shaming 53 individual customers ... but okay. All your secrets that involve watching Parks and Recreation for the fifth time this year, at least. It's what you'd expect from Facebook and Google, whose product you happen to be. How do you expect them to recommend new products to their buyers? One user even compared the tweet to "bullying". That adds up to more than one billion hours every week.

On Monday, Netflix responded to TheWrap's request for comment on the tweet (and the drama that it ignited).

When you start thinking about the amount of data that's floating out there about you, it's better to not think about it.