Disney's 'Mulan' criticised for Uighur links

09 Septembre, 2020, 07:51 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Disney criticized for filming ‘Mulan’ in Xinjiang where Uighurs are detained

In August 2019, pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong called for a boycott of Mulan after the lead actor expressed support for Hong Kong police on her social media account. Altogether, Disney thanked four propaganda departments and a public security bureau in Xinjiang, the site of what is deemed some of the worst human rights abuses today. Disney hasn't revealed how many have paid for Mulan on Disney+.

"Mulan", a live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit, was released online Friday after the pandemic prompted Disney to scrub its USA theatrical rollout.

Jeannette Ng, a writer and novelist from the United Kingdom, posted a screenshot of the film credits on social media, noting that Xinjiang was "the place where the cultural genocide is happening".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney thanks eight government entities in its film credits, including the public security bureau in the city of Turpan, where more than a dozen "re-education camps" are said to be holding Uighurs in extrajudicial detention. But as THR reports about Xinjiang: "Uighur residents have reported being subjected to grueling political indoctrination regimens, forced labor, and forced sterilization - part of an alleged government program to suppress birth rates in the Muslim population".

Wong had earlier called for a boycott of the film following statements from actress Liu Yifei supporting the China-backed government in Hong Kong. The company did not respond to an e-mailed request for comment yesterday.

Renault Maroc va fabriquer de nouvelles Dacia
La SOMACA, usine de Casablanca, produira les nouvelles Dacia Sandero & Sandero Stepway, ainsi que Nouvelle Dacia Logan. Pour le Groupe Renault, le Maroc est un des piliers industriels de la gamme Global Access.

'Drag Race Holland' introduces contestants for first season
She has 23 no1 pageant titles and received the Dusty Tiara for her many years of commitment to the LGBTI community. Brian, born in Helmond, uses his drag to explore topics such as gender and identity together with his audience.

307 new cases of Covid-19 and one further death
That didn't stop a rally at the state Capitol calling for an end to all COVID-19 restrictions. Today's figures bring the total number of cases in Ireland to 30,080.

When Disney first announced its remake of Mulan, Asian-American audiences who grew up on the 1998 original only had one major concern: no whitewashing.

Last month, Disney said Mulan would skip most theatres and go directly to its Disney+ platform, where it is available for US$30 for USA subscribers.

While Disney has not released the number of users who have watched "Mulan" since its September 4 Disney+ release, downloads of the app between Friday and Sunday increased by 68 per cent from the same period a week prior, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

That release was delayed after Disney's relations with China soured over "Kundun", its 1997 movie based on the life of the exiled Dalai Lama, whom China has branded a risky separatist.

It's unclear how much of Mulan was actually filmed in the Xinjiang region, but there were reports of the production team scouting the region before filming began.


  • Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested by narcotics bureau

    Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested by narcotics bureau

    Television channels showed Chakraborty waving to the media before getting into a police auto and exiting the NCB office in Mumbai. She even took the names of 25 top Bollywood celebrities who were consuming drugs and their links to the Bollywood drug cartel.
    Lung, Heart Damage In Covid-19 Patients Improve With Time

    Lung, Heart Damage In Covid-19 Patients Improve With Time

    CT scans showed the score defining severity of overall lung damage decreasing from 8 points at 6 weeks to 4 points at 12 weeks. The health department officials had directed the driver to take one of them to Kozhencherry district hospital.
    Midlands-Northwest MEP Mairead McGuinness named Ireland's new EU Commissioner

    Midlands-Northwest MEP Mairead McGuinness named Ireland's new EU Commissioner

    As a result, the EPP will retain the powerful trade dossier, as the biggest political family had pushed for. Dombrovskis will add the trade dossier to his vast realm of issues.
  • Students in Hunterdon Schools Welcome First Day of School

    Students in Hunterdon Schools Welcome First Day of School

    Hunterdon Central Regional School District opened with a hybrid schedule for students doing virtual and in-person instruction. For lunch pickup, if parents have students at different locations, they can pick up meals at the location closest to them.
    DuPage County reports 114 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, no deaths

    DuPage County reports 114 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, no deaths

    The Wyoming Department of Health is reporting a total of 56 probable cases in Sheridan County and 129 cases recovered. Douglas County has reported 1,739 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 173 cases since Friday.
    Pitt adds 37 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

    Pitt adds 37 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

    The school will also temporarily suspend and reduce the number of in-person recreational activities and on-campus events, it said. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, has urged colleges not to send students home, if possible.
  • Osaka gets 'revenge' against Rogers to reach US Open semi-finals

    Osaka gets 'revenge' against Rogers to reach US Open semi-finals

    Rogers had won all three previous meetings against Osaka, but the 27-year-old from SC made too many mistakes this time around. Naomi Osaka marched into the semi-finals of the US Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Shelby Rogers .

    'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is coming to an end

    Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian who was married to Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce, at the time of the show's premiere). I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.
    Iowa lawmakers ask Big Ten to reconsider postponed football season

    Iowa lawmakers ask Big Ten to reconsider postponed football season

    Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Pat Grassley and Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver signed Chatfield's letter.
  • Donald Trump ‘fired’ ex POTUS Barack Obama in shock unaired feud

    Donald Trump ‘fired’ ex POTUS Barack Obama in shock unaired feud

    Cohen says Mr Trump was sycophantic to President Putin to ensure access to Russian money if he lost the 2016 election. Cohen said the Trump campaign didn't need to conspire with the Russian election interference effort.
    England vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

    England vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

    Glenn Maxwell was almost run out with facing a ball but Billings' throw was just off target. The leggie should have had Marsh but twice Malan passed up opportunities at slip.

    Ellen DeGeneres to address controversy when talk show returns on September 21

    Embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will return to United States screens on Monday September 21. After accusations of a toxic workplace culture, a big shakeup happens at the hit talk show.


Toronto wedding leads to 23 cases of COVID in the GTA
South of the border, a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a wedding reception in ME sickened more than 140 people and killed three. It also comes as Ontario reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with two more deaths due to the coronavirus.

Jurgen Klopp Poised For Talks With Georginio Wijnaldum
Klopp will now hold discussions with Wijnaldum when he heads back to Melwood following worldwide duty with the Netherlands. Netherlands beat Poland 1-0 in their first Nations League match on Friday thanks to a late goal from Steven Bergwijn.

Les premières images officielles de la saison 2 — The Mandalorian
Jon Favreau et son équipe ont travaillé d'arrache-pied tout en maintenant une certaine distanciation sociale. Après les histoires de Jango et Boba Fett , un autre guerrier émerge dans l'univers Star Wars.

(UPDATED) Scattered Power Outages Across SoCal, But Rolling Outages May Be Averted
It broke the previous record of 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.33 degrees Celsius) set on July 22, 2006. The mercury soared even higher to the east, with Palm Springs hitting 122 and Indio 121.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Trailer: "Welcome to the Future"
The footage provides the first look at the 32nd century, the furthest the Star Trek franchise has ever traveled into the future. When they do, Paradise said, "we'll find that it's still in existence, [but] much diminished from what it once was".

Clinical trial of Covid-19 Influenza Kit approved in S. Korea
However, if you miss this window you can still get the flu shot and reap the benefits. Late September or early October is around the time when we do it.

TikTok is trying to stop people from sharing a graphic video
The video was originally livestreamed on Facebook before being circulated on other platforms including TikTok , the company said. One TikTok user told the Herald she came across the video after it was suggested to her by the app.

Real Madrid, Juventus crash out of UEFA Champions League
Manchester City are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory on the day to seal a 4-2 win on aggregate.

Brady beats Putintseva to reach US Open semi-finals
The 25-year-old Brady had shown signs of promising form when the sport resumed last month and she won her first tour title in Kentucky.

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter Pins For Employees
Black Lives Matter protesters have confronted other diners in Washington , DC, and Rochester, New York. This pin will reportedly be created by the airline's Black Professional Network.