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‘Mulan’ Film Gets Backlash for Lack of Asian Talent Behind Camera

16 March 2020

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‘Mulan’ Film Gets Backlash for Lack of Asian Talent Behind Camera

While the release of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film has already received criticism from Asian Americans who feel the crew doesn’t feature sufficient Chinese representation.

Many Asian Americans on social media criticised the lack of representation behind the camera — noting the director, the screenwriters and the costume designer were not of Chinese descent — during the Hollywood premiere this week, days before the studio announced it would be moving the film’s debut. One social media user wrote “you cannot just plop Asian actors in front of a camera & call it a day!”

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