Criticism Mounts of Disney's Mulan

Credits thank China for allowing it to be filmed in areas where human rights abuses are alleged
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2020 8:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Disney's new Mulan, a live-action remake of the animated original, is now streaming on Disney Plus, but the film is once again courting controversy. Much of it sprang up over the weekend when critics on social media noted that the film's credits thank the Chinese government for allowing it to film in Xinjiang province, where mass detentions and human rights violations involving Uighur Muslims are alleged to be taking place. It's why hashtags such as #BoycottMulan were trending on Twitter. Coverage:

  • Thank-yous: The credits thank several government entities, including the public security bureau in the city of Turpan, which is in charge of what China calls "re-education" and job-training camps for Uighurs in Xinjiang province, per the BBC.

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