Former Obama official Susan Rice joins Netflix board of directors

Rice was President Obama's national security adviser.

Rice, 53, will be adding the Netflix position to her already extensive resume.

Rice was strongly criticized for comments she made on several Sunday talk shows, when using intelligence agency "talking points," said the attacks were “spontaneous" referring to protests against a controversial anti-Islam movie and appearing to downplay how the attack came about.

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” Rice said in a statement.

Some conservative online users, however, were not so thrilled, threatening to cancel their Netflix subscriptions in response to Rice's appointment.

Netflix, a powerhouse media streaming company, has seen continual growth in subscriptions and success with their original shows like Stranger Things and House of Cards.