Have you been a Disney fan ever since you were young? Can’t wait to see Mulan’s live-action remake? Apparently, it might just face a boycott as Liu Yifei who’s playing Mulan expresses her support for the Hong Kong police.
The release of the teaser video of Disney’s live-action remake ‘Mulan‘ was well-received last month but Hong Kong protesters are urging the boycott of the said movie after lead actress Liu Yifei or Crystl Liu’s pro-police comments.
Protesters accused the Chinese-American actress of supporting violence and anti-democracy when she reshared a post from People’s Daily on China’s leading social media app, Weibo, that said: “I support Hong Kong’s police, you can beat me up now,” with the hashtag #ISupportTheHongKongPolice.
Later, Yifei, said in her post: “I also support the Hong Kong police,” with a heart and strong-arm emoji.
For three months, the country has been under turmoil following Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s introduction of a bill that would allow for criminal extraditions to mainland China. Liu’s post furthered the anger of the protesters in Hong Kong.
Although there is still no response from the actress and Disney, the movie is still underway. The movie is set to be released on March 27, 2020. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t watched it yet:
Disney’s Mulan follows the story of Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to join the Chinese Imperial Army after China’s Emperor proclaimed that each family must enlist one male to the army. Mulan decided that she will go in her father’s stead, worried that he might be too old to join the army. Mulan persevered and proved that not only men are capable of bringing honor to the family.