Lobbyist in support of democracy in Hong Kong are reigniting calls to blacklist Mulan, presently joined by activists in Thailand and Taiwan. The calls ejected a year ago when the film’s lead entertainer Liu Yifei communicated uphold for Hong Kong police, who demonstrators against government blamed for utilizing exorbitant power to control distress. “This film is released today. But because Disney kowtows to Beijing, and because Liu Yifei openly and proudly endorses police brutality in Hong Kong, I urge everyone who believes in human rights to #BoycottMulan,” conspicuous Hong Kong lobbyist Joshua Wong tweeted on Friday.
Yifei swam into the discussion a year ago at the tallness of the protests in Hong Kong, which started as generally serene shows and in the end transformed into continuous conflicts among protesters and police. “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” she posted on Weibo in August 2019. Calls to blacklist “Mulan” followed soon enough, #BoycottMulan was drifting on Twitter. In the interim, remarks on Yifei’s post on Weibo, the predominant social stage in China, repeated her help for Hong Kong police and Beijing.