Netflix Pokes Fun At 'Behind The Curve' Flat Earthers On Twitter

After the success and controversy created by Netflix's Flat Earth documentary Behind The Curve, the streaming giant has finally weighed in to offer its considered opinion on the shape of the earth.

Obviously, most of us 'globeheads' are in agreement that the earth is round and rotates around the sun, within our own particular part of the galaxy. That is to say, people who believe it is flat are not only wrong, but also silly.

It seems as if Netflix is on board, too.

They confirmed this view on Twitter in a short statement. Alongside a snap of the 'official' statement, they said: "Following the responses to Behind The Curve please see below for our official statement on the shape of the Earth.

"We cannot take questions at this time."

As for the statement itself, it's pretty short. It reads: "OFFICIAL STATEMENT RE: THE SHAPE OF THE EARTH

"It's round."

There you have it, folks. Netflix says the earth is round, and that means it must be true.

Since it was released last year, Behind The Curve has been attracting a mixture of gawping curiosity, widespread ridicule, and no small amount of disbelief.

It shines a light on people who genuinely believe that the earth is one level plain. That is to say, the very vocal minority of folks who actually buy the argument that the earth is flat.

Even in this documentary film - directed by Daniel J. Clark - they successfully managed to disprove their own theories.

Let me explain.

Bob Knodel - known for being the host on the Flat Earth YouTube channel - attempts to use an expensive laser gyroscope to disprove the idea that the earth is rotating around its axis.

The $20,000 bit if kit is supposed to be used to check for rotation. That's exactly what it does.

The poster for Netflix's 'Behind The Curve'
The poster for Netflix's 'Behind The Curve'

In the film, Knodel said: "What we found is, when we turned on that gyroscope, we found that we were picking up a drift. A 15 degree per hour drift.

"Now, obviously we were taken aback by that - 'Wow, that's kind of a problem'. We obviously were not willing to accept that, and so we started looking for ways to disprove it was actually registering the motion of the Earth."

That's right, look for ways to disprove it. That'll help.

Seems pretty legit to me... Credit: PA
Seems pretty legit to me... Credit: PA

Anyway, the were pretty shook by this revelation. Knodel confided to one of his Flat Earther chums: "We don't want to blow this, you know? When you've got $20,000 in this freaking gyro. If we dumped what we found right now, it would be bad. It would be bad."

Then he added: "What I just told you was confidential."

Remind me why nobody takes these guys seriously again?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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