Mulan star's post supporting HK police sparks #BoycottMulan trend
#BoycottMulan #BoycottDisney #FreeHongKong
HONG KONG — The Chinese-American star of Disney's live-action Mulan film has sparked rage and a massive boycott for siding with Hong Kong police in the city's ongoing fight for freedom.
For those not up to speed, Hong Kong's boys in blue have been using excessive force to deal with protesters and journalists — think tear gas in enclosed spaces or rubber bullets at point-blank range.
So yeah, not ok.
But apparently Liu Yifei, the chick who plays Mulan, begs to differ.
Newsweek reports that on Wednesday, Liu took to Twitter knockoff Weibo to share a photo posted by Chinese Communist mouthpiece People's Daily.
The photo reads, "I support Hong Kong's police, you can beat me up now", to which Liu added: "What a shame for Hong Kong" and #Ialsosupporthongkongpolice#.
Well, word got to the Twitterverse, and they were plenty pissed.
People pointed out the hypocrisy of Liu — a naturalized American citizen — crapping on folks fighting for democracy.
As one wise-cracking dragon once said, "Dishonor!
Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, dishonor on your whole family!"
A call to #BoycottMulan is now trending online, and with any luck, every cinema outside of Xi Jin-pooh land will be empty.
Sorry not sorry.
Your move, Disney.