Mulan actress wades into Hong Kong-protests row
A controversial social media post from one of the stars of the forthcoming live-action remake of Disney's Mulan has led to calls from anti-government protestors in Hong Kong for a boycott of the movie.
BoycottMulan began trending on Twitter on Friday following the comments by Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei.
In the post Yifei expressed her support for the Hong Kong police, saying "I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong."
Twitter users condemned the actresses comments and accused her of supporting police brutality.
Disney’s Mulan actress, Liu Yifei, supports police brutality and oppression in Hong Kong.— sean, your (sometimes) friend (@sdnorton) August 15, 2019
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. #BoycottMulan @Disney pic.twitter.com/FpECIdutH2
Thomas van Linge is a reporter specialising in wars and uprising. He spoke to CapeTalk about the current situation on the ground in Hong Kong.
Protests have become more intense over the past few weeks and in the last few days protests have radicalised.Thomas Linge
It's mostly students and young people who're protesting and they are directly confronting the police.Thomas Linge
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