Liu Yifei, the Chinese-born actress who is the lead star of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan, has voiced her support for the Hong Kong police amid the ongoing protests.
As soon as Liu Yifei’s announcement became public, people started calling for the boycott of upcoming Disney’s film Mulan which features Liu Yifei.
As being reported, Yifei posted on Weibo, a social media platform in China similar to Twitter, saying “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong”.
Though Twitter is banned in China, those who have access to it came out hitting at the actress and #BoycottMulan started to trend in the United States with over 57 thousand Tweets as of the time of writing.
People are accusing the Disney actress who is a US citizen for not realizing the ordeal Hong Kong protestors are facing.
— Free Elf Sammy (@woleifeifei) August 17, 2019
— HoSaiLei🇬🇧🇺🇸🇧🇪🇯🇵 (@hkbhkese) August 17, 2019
#BoycottMulan Liu doesn't realise what has happened in HK last 2 months but simply said "Support HK police". Such a native actress, i don't believe she can film this Mulan movie well. pic.twitter.com/w68VwLjvGp
— Sum C (@summerbubu) August 17, 2019
Liu supports HK police who use excessive violence to suppress the democratic movements here and call protestors cockroaches.
— Alice (@Ceongwongzasit) August 17, 2019
From Liu Yi-Fei weibo
"I support HKPF, You can now beat me"
— kiro😷🥽 (@kirokirokoko) August 17, 2019
#boycottMulan Liu Yifei (While living in the United States, she gained her United States citizenship.) supports police brutality in HK. She does not deserve to portray a character fighting for freedom when she personally supports oppression and tyranny (Communist Party of China). pic.twitter.com/A0tYABFv7e
— BW (@SETUSFREE2047) August 17, 2019
The protests in Hong Kong started back in June over a now-suspended extradition bill. These protests have now grown into a much larger fight, leading in for many demanding the city leader Carrie Lam to step-down.