They should have thought this through before drawing lines in the sand…
The Walt Disney Company is considering boycotting Georgia over its new abortion law while they are profiting from doing business in China, a notorious human rights violator that is putting Muslims in internment camps.
Disney CEO Bob Iger stated the company is likely to cease filming in Georgia if the pro-life law takes effect.
“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard,” Iger said. “Right now we are watching it very carefully.”
“If [the bill] becomes law, I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there,” Iger said.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 31, 2019
Disney looks like they have no issue doing business with China, which has undertaken mass detentions of Uighur Muslims, placing them in internment camps.
Disney opened a $5.5 billion resort in Shanghai, China, which Iger calls the company’s “greatest opportunity since buying land in Florida.”
“With its growing middle class, China is a particularly important growth market for Disney,” The New York Times reported.
Chinese authorities in 2018 “dramatically stepped up repression and systematic abuses against the 13 million Turkic Muslims, including Uyghurs and ethnic Kazakhs, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region.”
“Authorities have carried out mass arbitrary detention, torture, and mistreatment of some of them in various detention facilities, and increasingly imposed pervasive controls on daily life,” the watchdog group reported.
Chinese authorities implied it would not cease operating its internment camps until the country has no more Muslims to put in the camps.