The 2020 remake of Disney's Mulan has sparked outrage after viewers spotted something horribly disturbing in the end credits.
Keep on reading to learn about the controversy...
Mulan has been causing a whole lot of controversy since it's release earlier this month...And now, people are demanding for the movie to be boycotted after they watched the "disturbing" end credits.
The live-action reboot is based on the 1998 classic.The flick follows Mulan as she disguises herself as a man to take the place of her father in the Chinese military.
The casting process for the role of Mulan in the upcoming reboot was said to be pretty competitive.In October, Disney unveiled who would be taking on the iconic roles.
Chinese actress, Yifei Liu, also known as Crystal Liu, is starring as the heroine herself, Mulan.The actress and singer, who recently starred alongside Emile Hirsch in The Chinese Widow, is taking on the leading role in the live-action adaptation.
Jet Li will play the emperor of China.Back in 2018, The Hollywood reporter announced that Li would be joining the cast as the emperor, although, reportedly the star initially turned down the role in the film but later agreed to it after his daughter told him that he should be in a movie promoting Chinese culture.
Donnie Yen stars as Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung.Best known for the Ip Man franchise and his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we'll be seeing Yen grace our screens as the brand new character, Commander Tung, who wasn't in the original 1998 movie.
Gong Li stars as a brand new witch villain.The main villain in the original animated film was Shan Yu, the leader of the Huns, but the live-action adaptation is set to feature another villain - a powerful witch.
Li has starred in several acclaimed movies, including Farewell My Concubine and Memoirs of a Geisha.
We've also got Yoson An, who's been cast as Mulan's love interest, Cheng Honghui.The live-action version of the heroine's love interest doesn't go by the same name, in fact, in the original, he was called Li Shang. New Zealand actor, Yoson An will play Honghui, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be an "ambitious recruit" who joins Tung's unit.
Tzi Ma has taken on the role of Mulan's father.Known for his role in Arrival, the actor is starring as Zhou, a war veteran who's called back to the military. Of course, we know his daughter, Mulan, takes his place, but we're excited to see how Ma portrays the character.
The long anticipating wait finally came to an end on the 4th of September when Mulan was released on Disney+.But immediately, the movie didn't sit well with a lot of fans.
Firstly, tensions were raised when Liu Yifei - an actress in the movie - shared a post from the government-run Beijing newspaper People's Daily on Weibo.
This film is released today. But because Disney kowtows to Beijing, and because Liu Yifei openly and proudly endors… https://t.co/GlrVqj1o8i— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷)1599199262.0
The other reason that people are propositioning boycotting also mentioned by Joshua.It is claimed that "Disney kowtows to Beijing."
A comment supported by the US attorney general William Barr.Just last month William Barr claimed that Disney and other Hollywood studios "bow to Beijing".
And the reason why?By censoring films and by tweaking scripts and character nationalities the companies ensure distribution will happen in China.
Something that could be seen as important as China is now the second-biggest movie market in the world.The revenue of a movie being released there can be substantial. In fact, according to cultural analyst Xueting Christine Ni, "Chinese takings can make or break a movie"... Which explains why they want the movie to be a hit there.
And now...The end credits have been leaving viewers feeling very disturbed.
Writer Jeannette Ng pointed out the disturbance in a now-viral tweet...
Mulan specifically thank the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang uyghur autonomous region committee in the credits… https://t.co/htHEZMLjuC— Jeannette Ng 吳志麗 (@Jeannette Ng 吳志麗)1599439062.0
They filmed extensively in Xinjiang, which the subtitles call "Northwest China."
full disclosure: i’m writing a review for a publication, you’ll see more of my scathing opinions then but this jus… https://t.co/rGMv6auRrV— Jeannette Ng 吳志麗 (@Jeannette Ng 吳志麗)1599439214.0
Just to recap...The Chinese government has reportedly been detaining over a million Uighurs, a predominately Muslim people, and other minorities in at least 85 camps across the Xinjiang region, according to PBS NewsHour.
It's utter madness that this has been allowed to happen for such a long time...
A LOT of my frustration lies in the very fact that MILLIONS of Uighur Muslims in China have been detained in concen… https://t.co/g7Jobb6FNK— Zahra 🇵🇰 (@Zahra 🇵🇰)1599239988.0
It's not clear why Disney decided to film in Xinjiang above any other location...has also gained traction on Twitter.
nah aint here for it 🤢🤢🤢🤢 #BoycottMulan https://t.co/GGITCHyEkv— sphay (@sphay)1599597908.0
get in line. genocide is non-negotiable. #BoycottMulan #TAGG 🧿 https://t.co/DpAn7C9TgV— Maajid أبو عمّار (@Maajid أبو عمّار)1599641479.0
@Reuters Don’t spend your money on a mediocre movie and actresses that support #policebrutality. #boycottmulan https://t.co/3OYttNSulY— Kok Kok 😷 (@Kok Kok 😷)1599608036.0
Ah disney what have you done #BoycottMulan https://t.co/ciVGcVeWyd— sica // inactive (@sica // inactive)1599624140.0
Facts about Mulan: 1. She was a character from Chinese classics, not a real person. 2. She was NOT CHINESE (she wou… https://t.co/iP4bjDVU0l— Democracy for Hong Kong (@Democracy for Hong Kong)1599642441.0
It just keeps getting worse! Now, when you watch #Mulan, not only are you turning a blind eye to police brutality a… https://t.co/dC333OVWkX— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷)1599445711.0
A big NOPE! Mulan lead actress is trash. #BoycottMulan If you really want to watch, just watch it in a pirated si… https://t.co/2it2V7OBRr— Pa-Woke Millennial 🚫D̶D̶S̶🚫 (@Pa-Woke Millennial 🚫D̶D̶S̶🚫)1599374496.0
@yifei_cc #BoycottMulan You dont deserves to be Mulan. The girls in Hong Kong who fight for their freedom are Mulan… https://t.co/HHx7SPCSk3— October (@October)1599459753.0