Last Sunday, Dec. 5, CNN host Jake Tapper spoke out about Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose safety and well-being have been questioned since she accused Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault as reported by Breitbart.
“Not only is the International Olympic Committee, which will hold the 2022 Winter Games in China, not only is the IOC not raising its voice in solidarity and protest, but the IOC is also helping the Chinese government by providing them cover on November 21 and then again last Wednesday,” Tapper outlined. “The IOC told the world that they had held video calls with Peng Shuai; for neither call did the IOC release the video or even a transcript. The IOC has not mentioned her allegations of sexual assault, nor would the IOC explain who set up these calls. The IOC is behaving like a mob lawyer.”
Tapper slammed Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the NBA for valued profits from China over ethics, as the communist regime’s human rights crimes are ignored.
He also criticized the IOC for conducting the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year.
Tapper, however, praised the WTA for their decision to pull all events from China following the allegations made by Shuai.
“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 said on his show State of the Union on Sunday.
‘There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands.’
Tapper hit out at the other industries for continuing to value profits from a country with more than one million Uighurs and other minority groups at the Xinjiang internment camps in western China.
He pointed out that these forced labor camps produce ‘Christmas presents’ for the American public and from U.S. behemoths such as Apple and Nike.
“Of course, Apple and Nike publicly claim to decry slave labor,” said Tapper.
“But to be clear, the behavior we see 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.”
Finally, Tapper spoke out about Hollywood bowing to the regime, the increasing military pressure on Taiwan, and the control over Hong Kong and Tibet. ‘Whitewashing for gold,’ he called the industry’s bending to the CCP’s whims.
For instance, the role of a Tibetan monk was changed to a character of Celtic descent, portrayed by Tilda Swinton, for the Marvel film Doctor Strange to avoid offending the Chinese Communist Party.
Film edits and cuts were also made to please the regime, when Tom Cruise’s jacket decorated with Japanese and Taiwanese flags were left out of an updated version of Top Gun, just to name one example.
As it mentions the Tiananmen Square massacre, a Simpsons episode ‘set-in-China’ was removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong.
After the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic Mulan was filmed in the Xinjiang area, near the internment camps, the Hollywood film industry was also criticized, according to the Daily Mail.