The boycott comes amid tensions between China and its sovereign
nations, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as Beijing cracks down on "separatist
activity" in the two regions.
"Reminder that...Liu Yifei 劉亦菲, spoke out in support for #HongKong police brutality in August 2019," a grassroots group of Hong Kong activists wrote in a Friday tweet. "There's no honour in supporting an authoritarian regime. Join Hongkongers' fight and #BoycottMulan. #NotMyMulan."
a Chinese-born American actress who plays Mulan in the new live-action
Disney+ film, expressed support for Hong Kong police in a translated
August 2019 post on Chinese social media site Weibo, adding in English,
"What a shame for Hong Kong, according to The Guardian.
Hong Kong was rocked by protests last summer as demonstrators made "five demands" to Beijing involving more democratic changes to Hong Kong laws. About one year later on June 30, China passed a national security law cracking down on separatist behavior and allowing Hong Kong police to raid businesses without warrants.
tensions have been on the rise in Taiwan as Taiwanese protesters side
with Hong Kong and the country strengthens its relationship with the
The Guardian noted that Hong Kong protesters are calling activist Agnes Chow "the real Mulan" and "our Mulan." Chow has become one of the faces of pro-democracy protests in the region.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.