Disney has defended its decision to thank Chinese communist entities responsible for egregious human rights abuses in Xinjiang in the credits for their latest live-action film Mulan, arguing that it is “standard practice across the film industry worldwide.”
Mulan’s end credits include a special thank-you to the Turpan Municipal Bureau of Public Security. Authorities in Turpan, located in the northwestern Xinjiang region, are currently a concentration camp for Uyghur Muslims where detainees are reportedly subject to slavery, brainwashing, torture, and a form of cultural genocide.
According to a letter addressed to and posted by prominent former British politician Iain Duncan Smith, Disney’s president of film production Sean Bailey argues that it is standard practice across the film industry worldwide to acknowledge in a film’s credits the cooperation, approvals, and assistance provided by various entities and individuals over the course of a film’s production.”
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