Nicole Kidman isn’t known for creating controversy. But this is the story about white foreign women who lived in Hong Kong after arriving in Britain and began filming her Amazon Prime series.
Kidman is accused by exploiting “white privilege” that she may have satirized in the movie “foreigners”, including the anger that Kidman caused after being granted a special exemption from the multi-day COVID that most foreign travelers need, -19 Isolation.
Recently, the 54-year-old Oscar winner faced angry former Hong Kong politicians who were exiled to Kidman’s home country, Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.They advised her to think about the consequences of filming in Hong Kong. She seemed to be willing to cooperate with China’s strict government.
“What is she going to say to me and my fellow prisoners?” The Herald asked Xu Dehua (exiled Hong Kong lawyer) these questions.
Beijing has increased its control over Hong Kong’s affairs and suppressed the political protests that broke out between 2019 and 2020. Beijing has implemented national security laws and arrested over 100 journalists, politicians, artists, and journalists. It also exiled thousands.
“How insensitive can she possibly be?” Hui continued. Hui continued, “Many people need to flee Hong Kong. They may not be able go home.” She can still travel from Australia to Hong Kong and continue shopping and working as though nothing happened.
Xu was one of a group exiled parliamentarians that lobbied for tougher international sanctions against the Hong Kong government. He said that he respected Kidman’s work but believes now is not the time to “cooperate with the regime as it is.”
Amazon Prime and Kidman, the executive producers of the series, have yet to respond to media inquiries. The series is based upon the novel “Foreigners”, published before the Hong Kong protests. COVID-19 was also in China at the time. It has since swept the globe.
Author Chandran Nair writes that this novel written by Janice YK Lee focuses on the daily life of the city’s expat community and should be “a careful reading of race and class.” In an article in Time Magazine.
Nair stated: “The filming for the series seems to present the opposite view: The world-famous white actor can do whatever he wants.”
Neil, who is the author of “Abolition of Global White Privileges”: Equity in Post-Western World, rebuts the Hong Kong government’s decision to grant Kidman isolation immunity.
China’s COVID Zero strategy was adopted by the government. It requires passengers to be kept isolated from the country for up 21 days. Nair stated that exemptions are granted by the authorities to individuals who “professionally serve the interests of Hong Kong’s economic development.”
Nair claims that many business and travel owners have “a greater direct economic impact than Kidman’s TV series”, and are disappointed they haven’t been granted these privileges.