Disney’s 'Mulan' Faces Backlash After Liu Yifei's Controversial Weibo Post

#BoycottMulan is now trending.

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After the release of the trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, fans have been excited to see how the movie will turn out, but now, they are not so impressed. A controversial post from the actress who will be playing Mulan, Liu Yifei, has been circulating social media, and now, the Internet has clapped back.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, Hong Kong citizens have been protesting an extradition bill since June. What started out as peaceful gatherings have now turned into violent clashes between protesters and the police, causing tension between the citizens of Hong Kong and China to arise. An article on CNN reported that Liu Yifei posted the following statement — translated from Chinese — on China’s social media platform Weibo:

“I support the Hong Kong police. You can beat me up. What a shame for Hong Kong.”

Because of the sensitivity of the topic, fans have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #BoycottMulan to express their disappointment and call out the actress, as well as Disney for casting her as its upcoming Disney princess. One fan points out on Twitter, “Liu is a naturalized American citizen. it must be nice. meanwhile she pisses on people fighting for democracy.” Take a look below to see how Twitter users are reacting to Liu Yifei’s post.

On the other hand, Liu Yifei’s fans have jumped to her defense, leaving positive comments on the Weibo post in support of her statement. Disney has yet to comment on the matter, so stay tuned for more details.

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