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Jul 21, 2021 14:25:27   #
halraiser
 
I'm not anxious to start anything political, but it appears that Kodak is kowtowing to the Chinese rulers. "The American company Eastman Kodak has deleted an Instagram post featuring images of Xinjiang, a western Chinese region where the government is accused of grave human rights violations, after an online backlash from Beijing’s supporters."

It is well-known that China continues to commit atrocities against minorities in that region. I find it obscene that any American company would allow Xi's supporters to censor speech here.

https://dnyuz.com/2021/07/21/kodak-deletes-post-by-photographer-who-called-xinjiang-an-orwellian-dystopia/

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Jul 21, 2021 14:36:22   #
BebuLamar
 
There will never be a 100% boycot but didn't most people stopped buying Kodak products a long time ago?

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Jul 21, 2021 14:40:52   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
BebuLamar wrote:
There will never be a 100% boycot but didn't most people stopped buying Kodak products a long time ago?



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Jul 21, 2021 14:48:00   #
jonyrot
 
This is odd as Kodak was promoted as moving medicinal manufacturing back to the US so we would be less reliant on China.
Here is the link I found:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-does-kodak-do-these-days-a-decade-of-pivots-before-a-huge-federal-loan-11596806449

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Jul 21, 2021 14:53:43   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
I still purchase several Kodak chemicals. I don’t plan on boycotting them for this.
—Bob
BebuLamar wrote:
There will never be a 100% boycot but didn't most people stopped buying Kodak products a long time ago?

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Jul 21, 2021 15:22:10   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
rmalarz wrote:
I still purchase several Kodak chemicals. I don’t plan on boycotting them for this.
—Bob


👍👍 Me too.

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Jul 21, 2021 15:59:07   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
Before we start going aboard I think we should fix things here at home first

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Jul 21, 2021 15:59:31   #
rook2c4 Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
 
Kodak can remove any image or post from its own Instagram account it wants to. I don't really see a problem. People remove images from their Instagram accounts all the time!

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Jul 21, 2021 16:07:59   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
halraiser wrote:
I'm not anxious to start anything political, but it appears that Kodak is kowtowing to the Chinese rulers. "The American company Eastman Kodak has deleted an Instagram post featuring images of Xinjiang, a western Chinese region where the government is accused of grave human rights violations, after an online backlash from Beijing’s supporters."

It is well-known that China continues to commit atrocities against minorities in that region. I find it obscene that any American company would allow Xi's supporters to censor speech here.

https://dnyuz.com/2021/07/21/kodak-deletes-post-by-photographer-who-called-xinjiang-an-orwellian-dystopia/
I'm not anxious to start anything political, but i... (show quote)


This is not the section for this post. Probably heading towards the Attic.

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Jul 21, 2021 16:11:56   #
User ID
 
BebuLamar wrote:
There will never be a 100% boycot but didn't most people stopped buying Kodak products a long time ago?

They are no longer a purveyor of goods necessary for general photographic use.

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Jul 21, 2021 16:29:16   #
BebuLamar
 
rmalarz wrote:
I still purchase several Kodak chemicals. I don’t plan on boycotting them for this.
—Bob


I still buy Kodachrome from them. I wouldn't boycot them though.

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Jul 21, 2021 16:35:41   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
In case you hadn't noticed it's 2021. Who or what is Kodak????

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Jul 21, 2021 16:41:25   #
BebuLamar
 
MDI Mainer wrote:
In case you hadn't noticed it's 2021. Who or what is Kodak????


As I said you really can't boycot them. The few that still buy from them won't boycot them. The majority don't buy from them any more.

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Jul 21, 2021 16:43:00   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
For those of us who still shoot and develop/print film (including movies) Kodak makes chemicals, paper and film.

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Jul 21, 2021 16:45:27   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
User ID wrote:
They are no longer a purveyor of goods necessary for general photographic use.


If by “general”, you mean digital, that’s the case. If you mean film, not so.

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