Disney has been criticised by human rights activists for shooting its latest blockbuster ‘Mulan’ in China’s Xinjiang province, where over 1 million people are interned in prison camps.
According to the BBC, the film’s credits thank government agencies based in the region who would be involved in the wide scale imprisonment and alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur minority group. One ‘publicity’ department the production team thanked is allegedly responsible for the region’s state propaganda.
Some have already called on ‘Mulan’ to be boycotted due to statements made in support of Hong Kong’s police made by its star actress, Liu Yifei. The city’s police were criticised for their violent response to pro-democracy protests.
Despite the controversy, Mulan is sure to be a hit for Disney. The live action remake of a 1998 animated classic follows a young girl in feudal China who takes her father’s position in the army.
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