Netflix is facing backlash from fans after announcing that it will be streaming the 1997 film Titanic on its platform starting July 1. Many people criticized the timing of the film's release, as it coincides with the recent tragedy involving the OceanGate Titan submersible, where five people lost their lives while exploring the remains of the Titanic.
Fans accused Netflix of capitalizing on the tragedy for viewership and called their actions "beyond distasteful" and "shameless." However, insiders claim that Netflix had made the licensing arrangements for the film months ago and the timing is merely coincidental. The investigation into the OceanGate Titan tragedy is ongoing, with multiple international agencies involved.