Disney's live-action "Mulan"

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  1. Blade Hoarder Registered

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    He is from America. Where the Christian right has always complained about Hollywood corrupting goodness and piety.

    It's only recently that American conservatism has moved from religious puritanism to ethnonationalism.

    Regardless, politics in movies was always a thing.
     
  2. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    Frankly if I was in charge of Disney, I probably wouldn't even venture into the no win scenario minefield of making any public statement about this whole situation and just let the movie come out when it will and speak for itself. Speaking one way or another risks making things worse.
     
  3. Legendver2 Smokin' Sexy Style!

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    Huh? How is appearing to side with China going to hurt this film's chance of making a billion?

    Because her career is based in China? Her family's lives are in China? I mean hindsight is 2020. There's no way for anyone to know this was going to happen at this very moment when she got cast in this very movie about a nationalist heroine. Couple years back nobody outside of China knew who she was, she was just going her merry way making films and TV shows, and not really involved politically in anything to step on anyone's toes. Sometimes life just hits you in the most surprising ways.
    Again hindsight is 2020. I don't blame Disney for wanting to make an extra buck from their second biggest market, especially when they have no idea this whole thing was going to happen.

    At the end of the day, it still amazes me that this entire thing stemmed from some dude who killed his gf because her baby actually belonged to her ex. This timeline I swear.
     
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  4. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    That's not so recent. The American evangelical movement has always had a current of white supremacy. And the Christian Right has never had a lot of "goodness and piety".
     
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    It's no longer dog whistles. White nationalist talking points are mainstream. Look at Tuck Her Carlson at Faux news. Meanwhile religious hand waving is at its lowest.


    Did I claim they were?
     
  6. Legendver2 Smokin' Sexy Style!

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    :pal::lmao:
     
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    Hollywood's fixation with Chinese money was always going to come to ahead once human rights issues started to come to the surface again. The question becomes what happens if another Tiananmen square incident were to occur. The likes of Disney have been quick to cower to the online outrage mob out of fear of looking bad, so if something bad were to happen in HK they've basically back themselves into a corner. They can't claim to be protecting their brand by firing someone for 10 year old jokes whilst releasing a film in a country where there are human rights violations being plastered online. I don't begrudge them chasing the money, but I have zero sympathy for them bending the knee to a government and then having that backfire in their face.
     
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    I guess this is what happens when Mulan doesn’t have mushu to guide her. She turns into a cop
     
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    Even Jackie Chan has been making semi anti-comments against the protesters. All of these are really the works of the mainland government.
     
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    Not saying whether she's right or not in posting that comment, but I think this might actually help the film in China now, where she was always kinda considered box office poison.
     
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    Probably the smartest thing for them to do in the situation.
     
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    Jackie Chan is loyal to the Chinese government (at least publicly) so that's not a surprise.
     
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    disney knew how it was in china. they have plan A,B,C,D,..... when something bad happens. they have 100 of statements ready to be realesed to the public. they spend years calculating this. :twisted:
     
  17. LibidoLoca Politically Delicious

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    Announce Frozen 3.
     
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    Well, seems Disney's Mulan problem is not going away. Not that it was ever going to, contrary to what some here may have thought:

    In China, Disney's #BoycottMulan Problem May Only Be Growing

     
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    At this point Disney should probably just be quiet and let the movie come out and chips fall where they will.
     
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  23. terry78 baby, that chicken was dry...real dry

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    Here we go.
     
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    What a mess. Of all the people who could have gotten the gig and now this.

    Poor Hong Kong
     
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    Meh, hindsight is 2020, she was casted almost 2 years ago, no one could foresee this mess happening. And it doesn't even seem like the boycott did anything since the crowd reportedly went crazy and had a positive reaction when they showed footage.
     

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