Following the announcement of a Netflix series based on Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem, five Republican senators sent a letter objecting to the plans. The senators (Martha McSally of Arizona, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Rick Scott of Florida, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina), are troubled by comments Liu made in a New Yorker interview in 2019 that seemed to defend Chinese treatment of the oppressed Uighurs. The senators want “Netflix to seriously reconsider the implications of providing a platform to Mr. Liu in producing this project” asking, “Does Netflix agree that the Chinese Communist Party’s interment of 1.8 to 3 million Uyghurs in internment or labor camps based on their ethnicity is unacceptable?” For more, and to read the letter: <www.mcsally.senate.gov/news/press-releases/mcsally-senators-raise-concerns-about-netflixs-choice-to-adapt-and-promote-film-by-proponent-of-uyghur-internment>.
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