Hong Kong protestors are now calling on a Disney upcoming live-action movie Mulan after Liu Yifei who plays Mulan supports Hong Kong police.
Liu Yifei political believes in her country has now dragged Disney upcoming live-action movie Mulan into the center of the ongoing pro-democracy and anti-police brutality protests. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Twitter is banned in China, but it didn’t take long for the news to spread with the #boycottMulan hashtag trending worldwide
The situation gaining nearly 13,000 retweets and over 14,000 likes. Liu Yifei had this to say on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
I support the Hong Kong police. You can beat me up now… What a shame for Hong Kong.
Liu Yifei, who is a naturalized American citizen, caused immediate backlash when she posted her police support. Her 65 million followers were perplexed by the post, but it was still able to get quite a bit of support.
Currently, the Disney Mulan boycott exists on Twitter, but one person against Yifei’s support explains:
Disney’s Mulan actress, Liu Yifei, supports police brutality and oppression in Hong Kong. Liu is a naturalized American citizen. it must be nice. meanwhile she pisses on people fighting for democracy. Retweet please. HK doesn’t get enough support.
The Hong Kong protests, which began in June as mostly peaceful demonstrations against a now-suspended extradition bill, have turned into something much darker and violent over the past few weeks. There have been frequent clashes between protesters and police including a tense standoff at the Hong Kong International Airport when police started using pepper spray and rubber bullets on the protestors. Now, Disney’s Mulan has been dragged into the middle of this, thanks to Liu Yifei’s public endorsement of the police.
Liu Yifei is not the only Chinese celebrity to come out in support of the police in this situation. Jackie Chan, Tony Leung Ka-fai, and Daniel Chan have all come out against the protestors, while popstar Denise Ho is in support of the protests. The social media outcry against Yifei’s comments have spilled over into the official social media accounts for the Mulan remake, with many people noting that her message, “violates the character of Mulan.”