'Top Gun: Maverick' Is So Damn Pro-America, It Scared Away Chinese Investors
Memorial Day Weekend means three things in 2022. Grilling all the meats. Day drinking to excess. And the release of Top Gun: Maverick. It's the long-awaited sequel to 1986's Top Gun and the reason many of us know what a Tom Cruise is. One place you won't be seeing the movie is in China. Quite frankly, the movie is too gosh-darned patriotic that Chinese investors pulled out.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese tech firm Tencent Holdings had signed on to co-finance the movie. The company grew concerned the communist Chinese party would take exception to American exceptionalism and the might of our military, so Tencent pulled out of its $170 million dollar investment. The movie is also banned from being shown in China.
Here's what they'll be missing.
The relationship between Hollywood and the communist Chinese is divisive. Hollywood is never quite sure how far they need to bend over to appease China. China took John Cena and made him their bitch worse than CM Punk did at Money in the Bank. This was all because Cena said the word "Taiwan." Even with Maverick, there was controversy over a Taiwan flag being removed from the lead character's jacket.
But as reported by Not The Bee, Tom Cruise doesn't need your commie money, and he doesn't need your approval anymore. So suck it!
You can start giving Tom Cruise your money in theaters this weekend.
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