A series of protests in Hong Kong have been happening for over four months and were a response to legislation that would allow suspected criminals to be extradited to territories where it doesn’t have formal extradition deals. This includes Macau and mainland China. Earlier this week, 5,000 activists occupied Hong Kong Airport, causing the two-day grounding of departing flights. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has since suspended the bill. … [Read more...] about ‘Mulan’s Liu Yifei’s Seeming Support For Hong Kong Police Sparks #BoycottMulan Trend
He added in follow up tweets: "Liu isn't a victim somehow caught in the geopolitical crossfire. Neither is she an icon of feminism if she ignores the suffering of female protesters. She's instead an icon of authoritarianism willfully betraying the values Hollywood purports to champion." … [Read more...] about Why Are People Boycotting ‘Mulan’?
Criticism of the live-action remake of a 1998 animated version began last year when Mulan’s star, mainland Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, expressed support on social media for police in Hong Kong, which was roiled at the time by anti-government unrest. … [Read more...] about Disney’s ‘Mulan’ sparks backlash against China over Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Isaac Stone Fish, a senior fellow at the Asia Society, said the film was now “arguably Disney’s most problematic movie” since “Song of the South” -- a 1946 glorification of antebellum plantation life that the company has since pulled. … [Read more...] about Mulan movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in China’s Xinjiang
“I can’t speak for what Yifei says in China, we didn’t know about it, what she was going to say, and that’s up to them,” he said during a roundtable session with other entertainment executives including from Netflix and Warner Brothers. … [Read more...] about Disney criticized for filming ‘Mulan’ in China’s Xinjiang