Mulan, a live-action remake of Disney’s favorite ’90s cartoon classic, Critics are divided. Some admire its grandeur and , While Others criticized Her fantastic characters and storyline. But it is also dividing social media, with many calling you to boycott the new flick, which is .
Boycott of circles around China’s two issues: China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region – where some of the film’s shots were fired – and China’s sabotage of human freedoms in Hong Kong.
Credits in Mulan show “special thanks” to the “Publicity Department of the CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee,” as noted in a tweet Monday by novelist Janet Eng. It is the propaganda of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s Xianjing government, where such an estimate is being made. More than a million Uyghur Muslims have been forced into re-education camps.
Claims to be Fighting religious fundamentalism and separatism, The Chinese Communist Party has ordered Uighur Muslims in these camps, which is Reported to do cheap labor under the guise of re-education And compulsory Mandarin education for crimes This includes praying or growing a beard.
Credits also thank the Public Security Bureau in Turpan, a municipality within Xinjiang. Which was approved last October U.S. Under its entity list for human rights violations by the government. Some have tweeted – on thousands of retweets – that supporting Mulana is tantamount to participating in these human rights violations.
Another cause for concern is the comments made by Mulan’s leading actress, Yifei Liu, last August Gust. “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” he posted on Webo.
Protests in Hong Kong reached a new peak when Liu made a statement on Weibo two months ago, sparked by an extradition bill that would give power to Chinese courts over joint Hong Kong legal cases. Opponents of the movement often support China, not with full support, but with calls for an end to violent protests.
“It’s obviously a very complicated situation and I’m not an expert. I hope all of this is resolved soon.” In a follow-up interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Joshua Wang, a Hong Kong activist and politician Liu’s comments on Friday, When the movie debuted on Disney Plus, “Everyone who believes in #boycottmulan in human rights.” This tweet has over 27,000 retweets.
Disney reached out for comment, but did not immediately respond.
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