The Walt Disney Company is an American industrial titan with a loud voice the company has used to campaign against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ parental rights bill.
As loud as they are against a state policy they disagree with, Disney has been silent about the ongoing Uyghur Muslim genocide in China — even as they film movies there.
Fox Business reached out to Disney asking why it appears they are more vocal in speaking out on the DeSantis-backed bill than the literal genocide going on in China, and if the company would condemn the ethnic cleansing.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey DeSantis walk at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida, Oct. 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner (REUTERS/Tom Brenner / Reuters Photos)
Disney did not respond to Fox Business' request for comment.
DeSantis’ spokeswoman Christina Pushaw eviscerated Disney in a Friday email to Fox Business, blasting the Mouse House as having "failed to condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights violations" but that the company’s disposition towards the genocide is "much worse than ‘silence.’"
"Disney has actively endorsed the CCP’s mistreatment of ethnic and religious minorities," Pushaw said. "Disney’s live-action film Mulan (2020) was filmed in Xinjiang, with Uyghur internment camps edited out of the background. Disney actually thanked Xinjiang CCP officials (the same communists forcing Uyghurs into gulags) in the credits of the movie."
Pushaw pointed to an IndieWirearticle talking about the Uyghur detainment centers — which China calls "voluntary education centers" — and said DeSantis "has led the way in protecting Floridians from malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party and has consistently criticized CCP human rights abuses."