Mulan opens in Thailand amid calls for boycott.— Thai Enquirer (@ThaiEnquirer) September 4, 2020
Activists are calling for a boycott because of statements actors made supporting Beijing in their crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong#BoycottMulan #MilkTeaAlliance #mulan #LiuYifei https://t.co/YnPCo41yef
The road to get Disney's life action version of Mulan has been messy af! From Disney cutting out pivotal characters(Mushu)/scenes from the animated version to the director and writers being all white. Due to covid, releasing the film cost disney millions, as theaters around the world had to destroy cardboard cutouts, huge promo posters and even the film reel.
The live-action film's star,Liu Yifei, first angered fans last year with comments reportedly supporting Hong Kong's police, who have been accused of violence towards pro-democracy protesters. Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei , who's an American citizen - shared "I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong," on her social media.
This film is released today. But because Disney kowtows to Beijing, and because Liu Yifei openly and proudly endorses police brutality in Hong Kong, I urge everyone who believes in human rights to #BoycottMulan. https://t.co/utmP1tIWNa— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@joshuawongcf) September 4, 2020
Activists are calling for a boycott from thailand and around the world are standing up with solidarity for Hong Kong. You can rent Mulan on Disney Plus from Sept. 4 for $30, it will be available to stream in Dec.