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EntertainmentMulan star addresses boycott calls over Liu Yifei's Hong Kong comments

06:55  04 september  2019
06:55  04 september  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Mulan ' s Tzi Ma addresses boycott campaign over Liu Yifei ' s Hong Kong police comments . "We're here to give you hopefully a work of art." Digital Spy asked Ma, who plays Mulan ' s father Hua Zhou in the 2020 movie, his thoughts on the boycott calls . "It' s unavoidable really, given the circumstances in

Actress Liu Yifei reposted a comment supporting Hong Kong ' s police on social media platform Weibo. Disney' s live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott , after its star voiced support for Hong Kong ' s police force.

Mulan star addresses boycott calls over Liu Yifei's Hong Kong comments © Disney Tzi Ma, who plays Mulan's father, says he hopes the audience will judge the 2020 live-action movie on its own merits.

Mulan star Tzi Ma has addressed the boycott campaign against the Disney film, sparked after leading star Liu Yifei made comments backing the Hong Kong police.

Hong Kong citizens have been demanding the government withdraw a proposed extradition bill as well as, among other key demands, an independent inquiry into police violence against protesters.

Liu, who plays Hua Mulan in next year's live-action movie, shared an image last month on China-based social media platform Weibo which read, "I support the Hong Kong police. You can hit me too," which prompted the hashtag #BoycottMulan to trend.

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Disney' s live-action Mulan movie has sparked a huge number of boycott calls , after leading star Liu Yifei made controversial comments supporting Hong Kong policeHong Kong citizens have been holding mass protests against the government over a proposed extradition bill that many say would

‘ Mulan ’ Star Liu Yifei ’ s Social Media Support of Hong Kong Police Inspires Call to #BoycottMulan. The Chinese-born star recently shared a propaganda Variety reports that on the “Twitter-like Weibo social media platform, where Liu has nearly 66 million followers,” the Disney star shared an “image

Mulan star addresses boycott calls over Liu Yifei's Hong Kong comments © Disney Mulan - Tzi Ma

Digital Spy asked Ma, who plays Mulan's father Hua Zhou in the 2020 movie, his thoughts on the boycott calls.

"It's unavoidable really, given the circumstances in Hong Kong and China," he said. "There are opposing and supporting voices out there. You have one faction that is asking to boycott, and you have another faction that supports Liu Yifei.

"They have a right to say these things, but for me, it's neither here nor there.

Mulan star addresses boycott calls over Liu Yifei's Hong Kong comments © Getty Actor Tzi Ma attends the "The Farewell" Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. "We're here to give you hopefully a work of art, and it's your prerogative to like or not like it. But I hope you would give us the opportunity and judge us on the merit of the film as opposed to an ideology that's beyond our control.

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Mulan star Liu Yifei said she supports the Hong Kong police. On Wednesday, Liu reshared a post from the state-backed newspaper People’ s Daily Liu has 65 million followers on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. The original post received over 2 million likes and an outpouring of support

Mulan ' s Liu Yifei has shown support for the Hong Kong police amid ongoing protests, and now there are those who are calling for a boycott of Disney' s Mulan

"In all fairness to all the creators of the film, we put a lot of hard work into making this film for the audiences."

Mulan star addresses boycott calls over Liu Yifei's Hong Kong comments © Getty Actors Sandra Oh and Tzi Ma at a screening of "Meditation Park" during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Fiesta Theatre on February 3, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. Ma added that Mulan's release is still six months away, which is a long time for the situation to change.

"We're stepping into September, so we do have half a year," he said. "I wish everybody the best in terms of what's going on in the world, and hopefully it will come to a peaceful resolution. That's my fervent wish."

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Mulan will be released on March 27, 2020.

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