The Mulan Movie Boycott

Faizan Khalid
The recent remake of the Mulan movie has caused controversy surrounding the location in which it was filmed.
The newest Disney film: Mulan recently faced harsh criticism from its viewers in reference to the most prominent location of filming being Xinjiang, China. The Xinjiang region of China holds approximately one million Chinese Uighur Muslims in what the United Nations calls “re-education facilities.” The US Congressional-Executive Commission describes it as “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.” With over one million detainees, there have been many reports detailing instances of torture, sexual abuse, repressive surveillance measures, forcible eating of pork, confiscations of the Quran, and many other horrendous acts. 

The phrase “Boycott Mulan” was recently trending on Twitter after many critics reviewed and outlined that the end credits of the movie thanked the Chinese Communist Party Xinjiang Autonomous Region Committee. The production company had supposedly spent months in the province of Xinjiang, the location specifically where the Uighur population is being detained and tortured. With the controversy surfacing all over social media, Disney has yet to respond to the situation, creating an even more aggressive response from viewers. Many people are requesting the official removal of the Mulan movie from streaming services including Disney+, advocating for the Uighurs and their liberty.

The overarching results of the Mulan movie have not been pleasant, generating 60% less revenue than anticipated. The movie received a 75% from Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.5/10 from IMDb, which many are referring to as a “flop.” While Mulan faces harsh criticism from the actual content of the movie, the public currently awaits Disney’s response to the overarching matter of filming in the Xinjiang province.


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