Streaming giant Netflix was quick to scold a Chinese producer after he came out in support of Chinese concentration/slave labor camps, but have decided not to fire him.
This is how sold out to China our entertainment industry really is, folks.
Netflix has contracted with Chinese author Liu Cixin and hired him as a producer for a film production based on one of his science fiction novels, “The Three-Body Problem.”
But Liu Cixin also recently praised the slave labor camps run by the Chinese government where Beijing sends minorities and people with the “wrong” ideas — especially the country’s Muslim Uyghurs, Just The News noted.
Sources say that up to three million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in re-education camps where they are worked nearly to death to make products for companies such as Apple, Nike, Adidas, and many more.
Liu defended his country’s forced labor camps saying, “Would you rather that they be hacking away at bodies at train stations and schools in terrorist attacks?” He then added, “If anything, the government is helping their economy and trying to lift them out of poverty.”
This excuse-making for concentration camps and human slavery is disgusting at the least. But Liu’s American entertainment partner, Netflix, does not seem overly worried about it all.
In a recent letter to Congress, Netflix Vice President of Global Public Policy Dean Garfield agreed that Liu’s comments were “unacceptable.” But since those comments are “unrelated to his book or this Netflix show,” they did not feel disposed to do anything about it.
The fact is that Netflix is bowing to its Chinese masters while it would destroy the lives of any American for far less is typical.
Hollywood reporter Christian Toto recently slammed Netflix for its disinterest in punishing Liu.
“Hollywood will excommunicate talent for the most minor of offenses,” Toto said. “[Such as] Kevin Hart’s ugly gay jokes from a decade ago, for example. J.K. Rowling stepping a toe outside the LGBT community’s blueprint. Or one God-awful tweet from Roseanne and she’s essentially done, career-wise.”
“Yet [Liu’s] comments were greeted with a shrug,” he added.
It’s just another example of how Hollywood is now a fully owned subsidiary of China and is not interested in what Americans have to say about anything.
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