Boycott Mulan after Chinese actress Liu Yifei speaks out against the Hong Kong protest. Will backlash hurt Disney box office?
Liu Yifei aka Crystal Liu, the Chinese born actress starring in Disney Mulan 2020 live action remake is against the Hong Kong protest controversy. The most beautiful Mulan star is showing support for the Hong Kong police, who anti-government demonstrators accuse of using excessive force to quell unrest.
“I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” she posted on Weibo, a Twitter-like Chinese social media platform.
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Now for that Liu Yifei comment Disney’s Mulan facing huge backlash & calls for boycott. So far, #BoycottMulan is trending on Twitter, which is banned in China. Twitter users accused the Mulan actress of supporting police brutality, and called out the fact that she’s an American citizen. How will the Chinese react to Yifei Liu closer to the Mulan 2020 release date? Will they really follow through with the Disney boycott for the live action remake movie?
MULAN 2020 SYNOPSIS
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
MULAN 2020 CAST
Mulan 2020 cast includes Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Mulan 2020 movie is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Disney’s Mulan release date is March 27, 2020.