Disney Actress Liu Yifei Sparks Outrage Over Social Media Post, #BoycottMulan Trends On Twitter

Liu Yifei attends a ceremony

The hashtag “#BoycottMulan” is trending on Twitter over a controversial social media post from the upcoming film’s lead star, Liu Yifei.

According to Newsweek, Yifei — who plays the titular female warrior in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated epic — made a political post on the microblogging site Weibo, which allegedly saw her adopt a pro-police stance.

Sharing a photo from the Chinese outlet People’s Daily that reads, “I support Hong Kong’s police, you can beat me up now,” the actress added, “What a shame for Hong Kong” and “I also support Hong Kong police…”

By sharing her support for the police, many people have interpreted her post as the actress condoning an oppressive regime, as it arrived during a divisive time for the people of Hong Kong.

For the past two months, protests have dominated the region over an extradition bill that could send accused criminals to mainland China for their trials.

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