Netflix movie slated for depicting Bangladesh-built apparel negatively

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Affiliation (BGMEA) president Faruque Hassan has created to US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller drawing his notice to a movie lately unveiled on Netflix that consists of ‘derogatory comments’ about the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tag.

‘We also ask for your steps to quit streaming the film “Last Mercenary” on Netflix until the dialogue or the scene is removed from the motion picture,’ talked about Hassan in his letter.

As Netflix is a US firm and is run from the United states of america, BGMEA, on behalf of all clothing suppliers and workers of Bangladesh, asked for the ambassador to express their protests to Netflix for releasing the film without the need of censoring the derogatory remarks about the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tag.

The substantial development Bangladesh’s RMG sector has built in excess of the previous several decades in spots of place of work basic safety, improved workers’ well being, sustainable manufacturing and eco-friendly revolution also mainly owes to the assist of the US embassy in Dhaka, he described.

Although the Bangladesh RMG marketplace has produced so considerably progress, this contributed to putting Bangladesh in the 2nd rank in ‘Ethical Manufacturing’, only just after Taiwan, in a survey not too long ago executed by Hong Kong-dependent provide chain compliance alternatives provider QIMA, reported the BGMEA main.

‘At a minute when Bangladesh’s RMG marketplace soon after addressing the safety problems is leading green garment manufacturing in the environment by case in point, derogatory opinions about the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tag in a freshly produced French film “Last Mercenary” directed by David Charon has appalled us and shocked us,’ he stated.

The dialogue concerned in the movie states: ‘Yes, Bulletproof Tuxedo, Made in France. I’d be useless if it have been Bangladesh.’

These remarks are tantamount to belittling the tough get the job done, devotion, high quality and on time producing commitment of 4 million garment workers of Bangladesh who are providing the ‘Made in Bangladesh’ apparels to about 160 countries of the entire world, including the US, stated the BGMEA chief.

‘We consider these disrespectful remarks not only undermined the joint attempts made by Bangladesh RMG industry together with their growth companions like the US which ensured progress and development that are currently being identified internationally and obtaining worldwide appreciations but also dishonored the emotion of countless numbers of US individuals whose wardrobes are entire with ‘Made in Bangladesh’ attires and several of which are their favorites,’ he said.

The clothing brands and personnel of Bangladesh set all their dedications and commitments to source attire for the best world wide as properly as US brand names and they acquire lot of pride in what they make, Hassan explained.

‘This challenging perform and delight need to be highly regarded by all,’ stated the BGMEA main.

He reported that the remarks had been also irrelevantly and irrationally juxtaposed in the motion picture as Bangladesh did not produce any ‘bullet-proof apparel’.

‘So, because its launch on Netflix on July 30, 2021, the movie “Last Mercenary” has been hurting each individual lover and maker of the “Made in Bangladesh” apparels,’ reported the BGMEA main.

The BGMEA president also wrote a different letter to Netflix CEO Theodore Anthony Sarandos Jr with the exact request.

‘We feel these disrespectful remarks not only undermined the joint efforts built by Bangladesh RMG sector along with its global advancement companions which ensured development and growth that are remaining regarded internationally and acquiring around the globe appreciations but also dishonored the emotion of hundreds of thousands of people globally whose wardrobes are whole with “Made in Bangladesh” attires and lots of of which are their favorites,’ he said.

The BGMEA president demanded that the dialogue from the scene of the motion picture which degrade garments ‘Made in Bangladesh’ should really to be expunged.

‘We are also requesting you remaining a liable and reputable organization to stop streaming “Last Mercenary” on Netflix right until the dialogue or the scene is eradicated from the motion picture,’ the letter study.