On Twitter, more than 71,000 tweets already mention the # BoycottMulan hashtag.
The new Disney movie is yet to be boycotted. Although some regretted not having seen Mushu in the first trailer, the problem here is of a completely different and more political order. Liu Yifei, the actress of Chinese origin, who will be starring in the next remake of Mulan, has backed Hong Kong police as thousands of anti-government protesters accuse him of using excessive force to curb the unrest.
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" I support Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong She said on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform like Twitter.
This statement immediately became hot on social networks with the creation of the hashtag #BoycottMulan on Twitter, especially popular in Hong Kong and the United States. Internet users have accused the actress of condoling police brutality in a conflict that has lasted for months, while others accuse him of making those remarks while holding US citizenship. Although some fans of the cartoon were eagerly awaiting the release of the film, they still expressed on social networks their desire to boycott despite the film.
– Eliza Lagan (@ElizaLagan) August 15, 2019
" What a hypocrite. She was granted U.S. citizenship and told people in Hong Kong that they should give up their rights. Why doesn't she give up her US citizenship and return to China? "
– Venus Ma (@ venusma1) August 16, 2019
" Ironically, Liu Yifei supports police brutality when she has to be virtuous as Mulan. Big fan of Disney, but I definitely don't want to see Mulan. "
I was an avid fan of Mulan, a power girl, fighting for oppression, tyranny and rights for her people. But I was so disappointed, my heart was broken, so now I shout to all my friends #BoycottMulan @Disney
– Maricon Payte (@Mariconpayte) August 16, 2019
" I was an unconditional fan of Mulan, the girl's power, the fight against oppression, tyranny and the rights of his people. But I was so disappointed, my heart broke that I was now yelling at all my friends to boycott Mulan. "
Other Internet users, for their part, are portraying Disney for the actress's comments. A more than delicate situation for the US company that has not responded to criticism at the moment. CNN emphasizes, however, that the reactions to Weibo are positive (the dominant platform in China). As you can see in the screenshot, the actor's message "I like" got more than 103,000 times and had 78,000 shares.
The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since 1997
The demonstrations began in June in the form of largely peaceful mass protests against a bill allowing extradition to China (now suspended). Since then, protests have changed and become much more violent with frequent clashes between protesters and police.
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