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CNN host Jake Tapper unloaded on Hollywood, the NBA, and more for what he said was turning a blind eye to human rights atrocities in China and instead taking the communist country's money hand over fist at each and every possible opportunity.
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During Sunday's conclusion of CNN's "State of the Union," Tapper lauded the Women's Tennis Association for standing up for morality and speaking out against brutalities against its people — "something that few other athletic organizations or corporations in general have been willing to do: criticize the Chinese government and take serious steps to protest its brutality."
Tapper added that American businesses should follow the lead of the Women's Tennis Association — which canceled all events it was supposed to hold in China after tennis player Peng Shuai accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.
He then hit out at the NBA and International Olympic Committee — which are in the process of holding events and planning to hold the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February.
“Not only is the [International Olympic Committee] not raising its voice in solidarity in protest, the IOC is helping the Chinese government by providing cover,” Tapper added.
The IOC has previously insisted that it spoke to Shuai regarding the allegations, but Tapper said that more needs to be done.
"Yes, the Olympics are supposed to be free and without politics," he said. "But this is not about politics — the allegations against the Chinese government go far beyond its treatment of Shuai."
Tapper also pointed the finger at Hollywood and Disney in particular over its recent decision to film live-action "Mulan" in Xinjiang, where more than 1 million Uyghur Muslims have been placed in internment camps.
“The millionaires and billionaires of Hollywood and the NBA and the IOC and Wall Street are all so eager for Chinese cash, they’re pretending none of this is happening,” Tapper insisted. "Of course, Apple and Nike publicly claim to decry slave labor. But to be clear, the behavior we are seeing from U.S. corporations is not about a company surviving: It's about discontent with just hundreds of millions of dollars, desiring instead billions of dollars."
He concluded, “There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands.”
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