The Citizen (KZN)

Disney’s Mulan faces boycott

- Hong Kong

– Disney’s Mulan remake is facing fresh boycott calls after it emerged some of the blockbuste­r’s scenes were filmed in China’s Xinjiang, where widespread rights abuses against the region’s Muslim population have been widely documented.

The lavish $200 million (about R3.3 billion) film about a legendary female Chinese warrior was already tangled in political controvers­y after star Liu Yifei voiced support for Hong Kong’s police as they cracked down on democracy protests last year.

But the latest furore exploded as soon as the credits stopped rolling after the movie began showing on the Disney+ channel last week.

Viewers spotted that Disney included “special thanks” to eight government entities in Xinjiang. – AFP

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