Why is Boycott ‘Mulan’ Trending? See Yifei Liu’s Comments That Sparked a Controversy

Yifei Liu, the star of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, was involved in a major controversy last year and now it has resurfaced amid more calls to boycott the film.

Back in August 2019, the Chinese actress voiced her support for the police in Hong Kong amid anti-police brutality protests.

On the Chinese social media platform Weibo, Yifei retweeted an image shared by the Communist Party’s page People’s Daily. The post said “I support the Hong Kong police; you can beat me up now” in Chinese and in English it added, “What a shame for Hong Kong.” She also added the hashtag “IAlsoSupportTheHongKongPolice” to her post, along with a heart emoji.

Amid the controversy last year, Yifei skipped an appearance at D23.

In an interview with EW, which was published this week, Yifei responded to the controversy. The outlet noted that her response was prepared and essentially repeated what she had already said about the matter.

“It’s obviously a very complicated situation, and I’m not an expert. I hope this all gets resolved soon,” Yifei told EW.

Pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong are calling for a boycott of the movie due to Yifei‘s previous comments.

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