Netflix announced that it will not be streaming Minister Louis Farrakhan’s controversial documentary, days after the Nation of Islam leader said the platform would be carrying it.
“This film will not be released on Netflix,” a spokesperson told Variety
Tuesday. “Due to an internal miscommunication, it appeared to be scheduled for release on Netflix, but it is not. We apologize for any confusion this has caused.”
The communication error means that “My Life’s Journey Through Music,” a documentary that Farrakhan helped create, will not debut on August 1.
Farrakhan, who has led the Nation of Islam since 1977, shared the initial news on Twitter Monday.
“On August 1st, watch the premiere of my music documentary ‘My Life’s Journey Through Music’ on @netflix,” he tweeted.
The tweet appears to have since been deleted. Farrakhan’s account was unverified by Twitter in June after linking to a video with the caption: “thoroughly and completely unmasking the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan,” The Guardian
Farrakhan was also in the news this past weekend for delivering a series of anti-Semitic remarks in Chicago, including calling “powerful jews” his “enemy,“ according to CNN