Following the release of “The Deepest Breath”, Netflix has come under fire by fans who were left disgusted over the streaming company’s decision to show Titanic just days after the submarine tragedy.
The documentary`s trailer was released in the midst of a search mission for a missing Titan submarine.
The giant streaming platform was criticised for its poor timing and insensitivity. Several social media users opined online that promoting a documentary about diving depths was highly inappropriate given the recent submersible tragedy.
Netflix shared the trailer on Twitter with a caption that reads, “In freediving, a single breath can be the difference between life or death. The Deepest Breath, a new documentary, expected to be out by July 19.”
The Deepest Breath showcases the life story of Alessia Zecchini, who holds the current world record for freediving. The trailer of the freediving documentary, which was released on June 20, shows Zecchini diving deep into the ocean. Freediving is a diving technique which follows natural breath-holding rather than any other gear.
The around-the-clock search for the Titan submersible reached its tragic end last week.
The five people aboard the submersible were killed after the vessel imploded deep in the North Atlantic. Debris from the submersible was found roughly 1,600 feet from the Titanic’s wreckage.
The announcement was made by the US Coast Guard when the submersible’s 96-hour supply of air ran out.
The Deepest Breath will be released on July 19.