Some Netflix users have pledged to boycott the popular streaming service after they announced the appointment of former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice to the company’s board of directors.
“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced on Wednesday. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity, and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
The news was met with a backlash from some Netflix subscribers, who accused Rice of being a liar who failed to protect Americans during the Libya crisis.
“Susan Rice is a criminal who persecuted and spied on innocent Americans,” Wrote one user. “I’ll be deleting my account and encouraging everyone I know to do the same. I’ve been a customer since 2006. #BoycottNetflix”