Mulan explains boycott: Why some fans are skipping Disney’s new remake

Mulan explains boycott: Why some fans are skipping Disney's new remake

Mulan launched at Disney Plus last Friday.

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Mulan, Disney’s favorite 90s cartoon classic remake, Critics were divided. Some praise its view Thematic resonance, on time Others criticized Its middleling characters and story context. But this is dividing social media, and many are calling you to boycott the new flick, that’s it Available at Disney Plus for $ 30.

Circles revolve around two Chinese issues: the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region – some of which were filmed – undermining China’s human freedom in Hong Kong.

As novelist Asianet NG noted in a tweet on Monday, Mulan’s credits go to the “Publicity Department of the CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee”. It is the propaganda arm of the Xianjang government of the ruling Chinese Communist Party More than one million Uyghur Muslims were forced into re-education camps.

Claims Religion faces fundamental secularism and separatismThe Chinese Communist Party has ordered Uyghur Muslims to enter these camps Reported to be engaged in low-level work under the guise of re-education Mandarin study of mandarin for crime Including praying or growing a beard.

Credits also go to the Bureau of Public Security in Tarpan, a municipality in Xinjiang. This was allowed last October Under the US Government’s list of entities for human rights violations. Some have tweeted that supporting Mulan is tantamount to participating in these human rights abuses – thousands of retweets.

Another reason for concern is the comments made by Mulan’s leading actress Yifi Liu last August. “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” she posted on Weibo.

Protests in Hong Kong, which began two months ago with a transfer bill empowering Chinese courts in strategic Hong Kong legal cases, reached a new peak when Leo Weibo made a statement. Opponents of the movement have often done so not in full support of China, but in response to calls by police for an end to violent protests.

“This is a very complicated situation and I am not an expert. I hope all this will be resolved soon, ”she said In an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Joshua Wong, a Hong Kong activist and politician Liu’s comments were brought up on Friday, When the film was launched at Disney Plus, it promoted “Everyone who believes in human rights to #BoycottMulan”. The tweet has 27,000 retweets.

Disney reached out for comment but did not immediately respond.

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