Daily Mail, The Times Both Repeat China “Dune” Poster Lies DAYS After Others Retracted False Claims
“YouTubers” and the US-based China Africa Project spread lies recently claiming that China omitted black actress Sharon Ducan-Brewster from Dune (2021) movie posters, suggesting it is China’s policy to exclude black actors and actresses from movie posters.
Despite being exposed as an absolute lie through photos FROM China of movie posters featuring the actress all across the country – and those telling the lie having already retracted it – “real journalists” at the Daily Mail and The Times in the UK as well as CAIR have decided to repeat these lies again anyway, maximizing the damage of these before any correction is made – if any is made.
It is part of a well-developed strategy that understands the importance of “first impressions” and the power of misleading people who will continue believing a lie even after official retractions.
1. CAIR – Twitter:
Text of Tweet: ““It’s bad enough that American corporations have censored books, news sites, social media platforms, and even the Bible and the Quran to accommodate China,” said CAIR National Comms Director”
2. Daily Mail – Black British actress ‘is removed from poster for new Dune movie in China’ – six years after John Boyega was ‘hidden’ in Star Wars promotional material:
3. Daily Mail – Twitter:
Text of Tweet: “Black British actress ‘is removed from poster for new Dune movie in China’”
4. The Times – Hollywood ‘removes black actress’ from Dune poster in China: