Perpetually outraged celebrities boycott Georgia, remain silent on China

Do the enemies of Georgia in Hollywood know that recent reporting indicates the country is imprisoning its Muslim population en masse? “The (Chinese) Communist Party is using the security forces for mass imprisonment of Chinese Muslims in concentration camps,” Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, said last month, estimating the detainment could involve as many as three million Muslims.

In a May report, Reuters said “former detainees” described to the outlet “being tortured during interrogation at the camps, living in crowded cells and being subjected to a brutal daily regimen of party indoctrination that drove some people to suicide.”

Brad Slager has a new article outlining why the boycott and its associated threats amount to little more than a hollow gesture and empty rhetoric. Hollow gestures and empty rhetoric are, of course, a timeless Hollywood tradition. Celebrities love opportunities to signal their virtue like they love contouring. But when considered alongside the industry’s cooperation with China, this particular movement is especially gross.

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