In its ongoing campaign to quash “misinformation” about the fossil fuel industry, the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) has set its sights on Netflix. The organization, which is backed by the government of Alberta, has specifically taken issue with the cg feature Bigfoot Family.
The family film puts a spin on the legend of Bigfoot. The story pits the creature and his son against Xtract, a fictional energy company which has designs on Alaska’s oil reserves. While protesting against the company, Bigfoot goes missing.
The CEC has slammed the film in a petition titled “Tell the truth Netflix!” Addressed to Lindsey Scully, Netflix Canada’s head of communications, it calls on the streamer “to tell the true story of Canada’s peerless oil and gas industry, and not contribute to misinformation targeting your youngest, most vulnerable and impressionable viewers.” It does not make more specific requests.