In 2019, Disney’s CEO criticized a new law in Georgia’s which made abortion illegal after a heartbeat is detected. “I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there,” he stated. 

Interesting to see a company so dedicated to its principles that — Hey, wait a minute. Did the same company just release a new live action remake of Mulan….filmed in China where over a million people are being tortured in concentration camps?

They certainly did.

What’s the difference between Georgia and China? Oh yeah, Georgia doesn’t make Disney as much money. 

That double standard is bad enough.  But if you stick after the movie to watch the credits, it gets downright appalling. The media giant thanks “the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uighur Autonomy Region Committee,” the department responsible for spreading propaganda to the over 1 billion Chinese citizens. 

Believe it or not, it gets worse. Much worse.

Disney also thanks a local police department in the credits. A local police department, sanctioned by the US government for its role in running concentration camps which according to the US State Department, holds over 1 million Uyghur Muslims.

“I guess we should be happy no parts of Fantasia needed to be filmed in occupied Poland,” CNN’s Jake Tapper powerfully stated. 

Disney CFO Christine McCarthy defended the credits, saying it is standard  “to acknowledge in a film’s credits the national and local governments that allowed you to film there. So, in our credits, it recognized both China and locations in New Zealand. I would just leave it at that, but it has generated a lot of issues for us.”

The calloused evil doesn’t stop with Disney’s leaders. Liu Yifei, the actress playing Mulan in the 2020 remake, went on Weibo — a Chinese social media platform — to support the Hong Kong police fighting the pro-democracy protests ravaging the nation. She posted a meme which read, in Chinese, “I also support Hong Kong police. You can beat me up now.” 

In America, we’re blessed with free speech. But now, one of our most powerful companies wants to appease and even congratulate the Chinese dictatorship. We should be ashamed of the company, and utilize our free speech to tell them we don’t stand with a genocide, even if it pays well. 

“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows,” Walt Disney once said.

May his company remember that one day.  May we help remind them.

Watch CNN’s Jake Tapper hold Disney accountable below:


Hat Tip:  US State Department,  BBC, Daily Wire, Deadline

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.