September 14th, 2020
Mulan Backlash: Why Disney’s China Problem Just Got Worse
Disney's 2020 live action remake of Mulan is causing a lot of controversy, leading to a boycott Mulan campaign that is hurting the movie on Disney Plus. Lead actors Liu Yifei and Donnie Yen have both criticized Hong Kong protests and protesters. On top of that, during the credits of Mulan, Disney thanks propaganda departments in Xinjiang, where part of the movie was filmed. Xinjiang is where the Chinese Communist Party is keeping more than a million ethnic Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps. And all the controversy surrounding Mulan has lead to a terrible turn out in China, where the movie is being slammed by the critics. Will the Mulan backlash and Mulan boycott hurt Disney and Hollywood's efforts to get into the China market?