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Woke, Anti-Trump MCU Stars Silent on Disney-China Ties
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:01:37 PM »
Woke, Anti-Trump MCU Stars Silent on Disney-China Ties

Four years ago the Avengers assembled to stop Donald Trump’s presidential plans.

The video clip featured a who’s who of the MCU, the acronym for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Think Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo and Clark Gregg. They joined a gaggle of fellow Hollywood stars to warn the nation against Donald Trump’s potential presidency in a clip dubbed “Save the Day.”

The expected rhetoric ensued.

That was then. Today, some of these stars are re-assembling to push Joe Biden’s presidential hopes against now-President Trump. Nothing unusual there given the industry’s progressive leanings.

So what’s missing?

Hollywood voices speaking out against either Chinese human rights abuses, an ongoing and intractable problem, or the recent headlines swirling around “Mulan.”

The left hates President Donald Trump. They are silent about China's human rights abuse. They are imprisoning Uighurs. A lot of hypocrisy on the left.  :mental:

It’s worth noting a crush of progressive stars reportedly refused to work in Georgia last year after the state enacted strict laws regarding abortion. Disney co-CEO Bob Iger was part of that movement, saying it would be “very difficult” for the mega company to use Georgia locales following the decision.

The company had previously shot parts of both “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame” in Georgia.

Need more context on what’s happening in that Chinese province? Here’s some testimony from citizens who were detained in the concentration camps, again courtesy of PBS:

Of life inside the camps, she remembers being surrounded by bars and mesh wire, cameras everywhere, and brutal treatment.

Twice, she says, she was made to sit on a hard chair for 24 hours. She went to the bathroom where she sat.

And “if you exceeded two minutes in the toilet, they hit our heads with an electric prod…”

“They beat us, hit us and shouted at us,” Rahima says, adding that some people being held at the camps killed themselves.
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