#BoycottMulan Top Trends After Liu Yifei Showed Support For The Police In Hong Kong Protest

Salena Harshini |Aug 19, 2019

Hashtag #BoycottMulan has been trending on Twitter after "Mulan" star Liu Yifei expressed her support towards Hong Kong police in the controversial Hong Kong protest.

#BoycottMulan has been top trending on Twitter post Liu Yifei, who is the live-action’s heroine, spoke up that she supports Hong Kong police. What makes it an issue is the police stand accused of overusing force on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

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The actress who will be seen as Mulan reposted an image made by People's Daily newspaper, the biggest newspaper group in China. The post reads,

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In English, it is also written in the caption,

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Liu also added above the graphic, which was brought to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website,

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The caption includes of a muscular arm and heart emojis.

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Liu Yifei is a Chinese-American and the actress has settled not only in America but also her mainland China. #BoycottMulan hashtag began to catch on like wildfire across Twitter after Liu’s post.

Sean Norton shared:

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Until Monday morning, this tweet received more than 22,000 likes along with nearly 19,000 retweets.

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Others are also seen supporting and promoting the boycott. The movie is supposed to be released in March next year.

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Moreover, many people directly tagged Disney’s Twitter account and criticized Liu’s statement in reply to Disney’s tweets.

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Some celebrities outside of China and Hong Kong also have chipped in. Namely, Soth Korean actor Kim Eui Sung who acted in the famous movie Train To Busan showed his support for the protesters. He wrote on his Instagram handles,

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The post being flooded with pro-Beijing and critical comments, the actor shared another picture which displayed the notorious Tank Man in the event of Tiananmen Square slaughter.

A number of Hong Kong people appreciated the Internet users for their support and said that they aspired to be heard by the government and their demands would be met. Also, protesters held high the signs displaying these demands when they took over Hong Kong airport last week and also explained the situation to the passengers passing through where they occupied.

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Hong Kong protesters hold banners and placards. (Source: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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A protester holds a sign referring to the incident where a woman was hit in the eye with a projectile which was reportedly fired by police during Hong Kong's protests. (Source: AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Almost all protesters agreed on the below five demands:

- The total withdrawal of the proposed bill that would permit Hong Kong inhabitants to be extradited to terrain China.
- An independent examination concerning the behavior of the police during the dissents.
- The discharge of protesters who were captured in the protests, accompanied by eliminating charges against them.
- For the government to quit alluding to the dissenters as "riots."
- Amend ballot laws.

The protests began peacefully in June as a protest against a law that would permit residents of Hong Kong to be deported to China. Although they have suspended the bill, the protests went on because Hong Kong citizens fear that China would take greater control and their different political system would be eroded.

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Liu Yifei has built a firm reputation with her appearance in movies as The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan, Outcast along with Nicolas Cage... Liu was the final choice for Mulan heroine after a long year of casting. It was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that over a thousand actresses across 5 continents were put into consideration for this role.

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