Disney's live-action remake of 'Mulan', which launched on Disney+ last Friday, has been met with criticism as it emerges that part of it was shot in in China's Xinjiang province.
Social media users noticed that the closing credits of 'Mulan' thank a number of government security agencies in Xinjiang province, located in the northwest of the country.
It is an area of China where the government has been accused of serious human rights abuses, including oppressing and breaching the human rights of the Uighur people and other Muslim minorities.
The Publicity Department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee and the Publicity Department and Bureau of Public Security for the city of Turpan were among those the filmmakers of 'Mulan' thanked.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is among those who have condemned Disney.
It just keeps getting worse! Now, when you watch #Mulan, not only are you turning a blind eye to police brutality and racial injustice (due to what the lead actors stand for), you're also potentially complicit in the mass incarceration of Muslim Uyghurs. #BoycottMulan https://t.co/dAMgZ6PWTD
— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@joshuawongcf) September 7, 2020
Turpan is where it is believed over a dozen "re-education camps" are holding Uighurs against their will.
The publicity department that the filmmakers thank is responsible for producing state propaganda efforts in the region.
Around 1 million people are said to be detained in high-security prison camps in the Xianjing province.
According to reports, the Muslim minorities are being exposed to forced labor and forced sterilisation among other abuses.
China has said that its detention camps in Xinjiang are necessary to improve security.
It's not the only controversy the film has been met with either.
Previously, its star, Liu Yifei, made comments in support of a police crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
There is now being a call to #BoycottMulan on social media.
Disney have yet to release an official statement on the backlash.