(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) At the Walt Disney Corporation’s annual meeting, a shareholder advanced a proposal that would require the company to report on how its foreign investments impact human rights, The National Legal and Policy Center reported.
The NLPC’s Director of the Corporate Integrity Project, Paul Chesser, said that Disney advocates for and funds social justice initiatives in the United States while supporting the repressive Chinese Communist Party without reservation.
Disney has ignored the proposal.
“The Disney board of directors says that’s a waste of the company’s time and money,” he said.
“This multi-billion dollar corporation fritters away millions of dollars of the company’s resources on social justice initiatives for things like erasing symbols of our nation’s history, forcing abusive racial training programs on employees, and adding content warnings to classic films like Dumbo and Fantasia,” he continued.
The one-page shareholder resolution asked Disney to “report on the process of due diligence, if any, that the Company undertakes in evaluating the human rights impacts of its business and associations with foreign entities…”
The resolution cites the Chinese government’s evil treatment of the Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang province, which both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have described as “genocide.”
“The degree of evil in this region is so bad that it means you cannot trust anything that is produced there,” Chesser said.
In the credits to its 2020 film Mulan, Disney gave “special thanks” to eight agencies that oparete within the Xinjiang province of the Chinese government.
Disney also pre-approved Mulan‘s script with the Chinese Communist Party.
“They have time and money to film Mulan in the part of communist China with the most disgusting and egregious human rights violations in the world, in Xinjiang,” Chesser said.
“Forced abortions, slavery, torture, and genocide are among the reported atrocities conducted under the authoritarian government, against the Muslim minority Uyghurs in Northwest China,” he said.