Saturday, April 3, 2021

#IsupportXinjiangcotton


On Monday, I had blogged about this malicious anti-China campaign about Xinjiang cotton that is a total lie. 

Rightly, anger is brewing in China over the international brands boycotting Xinjiang cotton, linking it to claims of slave labor. 

And fashion giant H&M was the first to come under fire. In October, the Swedish retailer had said on their official website that they did not source products from Xinjiang due to “reports on forced labor and discrimination of ethno-religious minorities” in the country's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

This statement came to light again last week, fueling Chinese netizens’ fury and who called on a boycott against the brand. 

The flame quickly spread to Burberry, Adidas, Nike and some others – as old statements they made in relation to the ban on Xinjiang cotton resurfaced. 

An online campaign on Sina Weibo came out in support of Xinjiang cotton – and as of two Fridays ago, #IsupportXinjiangcotton has already gained 4.2 billion views! 

Consumers everywhere should stand in solidarity with the Chinese and cold-shoulder H&M as well as other foolish brands that stupidly support the trumped-up story about Xinjiang cotton!

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