Disney’s live action remake ‘Mulan’ has been urged to boycott after actress Liu Yifei voiced her support for Hong Kong police. The Mulan star on Thursday shared a Weibo post that read "I also support Hong Kong police. You can beat me up now'' while also furthering in English "What a shame for Hong Kong’’.
#BoycottMulan how tone deaf do you have to be to support police brutality when you just filmed a character who is supposed to stand against oppression in its raw form? Pound sand. pic.twitter.com/Ug8pfh3JPN— Tom S. Foolery (@foolery_s) August 16, 2019
Her post came just after the Hong Kong legislature introduced a controversial bill that would allow criminal suspects to potentially be extradited to mainland China igniting mass protest, strikes, between the police and the protesters.
Shortly after she reposted the message, #BoycottMulan began trending online, with many critics suggesting the actress was condoning police brutality and also pointed to the freedoms she enjoys as an American citizen.
A live-action remake of the 1998 Mulan, Disney’s Mulan stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson Ani in pivotal roles.