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Disney Accused of Sexual Orientation Discrimination as LGBTQ Pride Month Kicks Off

The Walt Disney Co. has been hit with a lawsuit from one of its own executives who alleges the company discriminated against him on the basis of sexual orientation. The complaint comes as Disney is rolling out Pride Month-themed content across its media platforms, including the kid-oriented Disney+ streaming service. In a ten-page complaint filed…

Oprah Winfrey-Produced ‘1619 Project’ Is Part of Disney’s Brand for ‘Creators of Color’

The Walt Disney Co. is launching a new brand of entertainment titles that will focus on minority creators, with the upcoming “1619 Project” docuseries on Hulu helping to lead the way. Disney announced Monday that the new content brand, called “The Onyx Collection,” will reside primarily on Hulu and will feature a curated slate of titles by…

Poll: 84 Percent of Americans Oppose Disney Filming ‘Mulan’ in Chinese Region With Uyghur...

Disney’s decision to film Mulan in a region of China with Uyghur concentration camps continues to be a public relations disaster for Hollywood’s biggest studio. A new poll about the Walt Disney Co. has found that the vast majority of Americans oppose the studio’s choice of locations for the live-action movie. The poll of 1,098 adults concluded…

Tom Cotton Calls on U.S. Government to Ban Chinese Investment in Hollywood Film and...

In the most aggressive Congressional proposal yet to combat Hollywood’s growing subservience to China, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) is calling for the federal government to ban Chinese investment in the U.S. entertainment industry and require studios to dissolve their Chinese joint ventures. The unprecedented proposal would enable American studios to produce content free from Chinese…

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Under Fire for Filming in Chinese City Running Uyghur Concentration Camps

Disney’s live-action Mulan can’t seem to catch a break. Following coronavirus delays and a #BoycottMulan campaign, the movie is now generating blowback for its end credits in which the studio thanks an official Chinese government security bureau linked to Uyghur concentration camps. Mulan’s end credits include a special thank-you to the Turpan Municipal Bureau of Public Security,…

Zoe Kravitz Slams Hulu for Lack of ‘Shows Starring Women of Color’ After Cancellation...

Actress Zoe Kravitz took a parting swipe at Hulu just a day after the streaming service announced the cancellation of her series High Fidelity. The daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz slammed the Disney-owned streamer for its lack of diversity, specifically the absence of shows starring women of color. “I wanna give a shout out to…

Netflix Takes on $2 Billion in Debt as Disney, Apple Launch Competition

Netflix is deepening its already substantial debt load in the face of mounting competition, saying Monday that it plans to issue $2 billion more in bonds, which have been classified as junk. The announcement comes as Netflix prepares for the Walt Disney Company and Apple to each launch their competing streaming services next month.  The…

Report: Apple Cautioned Apple TV+ Show Developers Not to Anger China

Apple cautioned show developers for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming platform not to anger China as part of the company’s efforts to heal a rift with Beijing, according to a recent report. Buzzfeed News cited anonymous sources saying that in early 2018, Apple leadership gave guidance to the creators of some of those shows to avoid…
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