Disney, blind to China's atrocities, blasted Ga. last year

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Charlie Butts, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Disney signDisney is currently under fire for its cozy relationship with China’s communist leaders but a pro-life leader remembers the powerful company threatening her state over the issue of abortion.

Genevieve Wilson of Georgia Right to Life tells OneNewsNow she is grateful to witness Disney get blasted for cooperating with China for the live-action remake of “Mulan” that has drawn howls of protest here in the U.S.

Disney specifically is being called out for filming in Xinjian, a region known to the world as ground zero for horrific atrocities committed against the Uighurs, a Muslim minority that is subjected to labor camps and torture, and even forced labor in factories across China. 

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are threatening an investigation of Disney after learning the films credits thank the Xinjiag Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee and the Bureau of Public Security. Both groups are reportedly responsible for the atrocities in Xingiang.  

Back in Georgia, where Disney filmed the blockbuster “Black Panther” and an Avenger’s movie, Disney’s CEO threatened last year to end that cooperation if new abortion measures were signed into law.

“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there,” then-CEO Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter, “and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.”

“They are willing to make this [film] in China, indicating that China is a family-friendly environment,” Wilson comments, “and yet to say that they were going to leave Georgia because of a bill that passed here, that was designed to protect innocent human life.”

Disney’s financial threat over the abortion law followed behind the same threat from mega-corporation Netflix which, ironically, is now reeling from public backlash over airing the European-produced film, “Cuties.”

Wilson recalls that family-friendly Disney also threatened the State of Georgia in 2016 when the legislature passed a religious freedom bill. That threat worked, she says, and the bill was vetoed.

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