#BoycottMulan

#BoycottMulan

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Overview

#BoycottMulan, also known as Boycott Mulan, refers to a hashtag used to catalog the public outrage surrounding Mulan star Liu Yifei's support for the Hong Kong police during the 2019 Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Bill Protests.

Background

On August 14th, 2019, Liu Yifei, the Chinese-born star of the 2020 live-action remake of the Disney animated film Mulan, posted her support on the Chinese social media website Weibo.[1] She wrote, "I support Hong Kong's police, you can beat me up now. What a shame for Hong Kong." In two days, the post received more than 81,000 likes, 72,000 shares and 10,000 comments (shown below).


刘亦菲 V 8月14日 18:35 来自 iPhone客户端 #我也支持香港警察# 国 @人民日报V #我也支持香港警察#! 『我支持香港警察 你們可以打我了』 What a shame for Hong Kong 8月14日 01:50 来自 微博 weibo.com 它 8092305 凸 2836569 148525 ☆收藏 它 72830 凸 81417 10995

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Online Reaction

Shortly after Yifei's post, people reacted to her sentiments, using the hashtag #BoycottMulan. The earliest known usage of the #BoycottMulan on Twitter was posted by user @isaacng1997. They tweeted,[2] "@DisneysMulan Liu Yifei disturbingly supports #HongKongPolice brutality (UN and leaders of the world have spoken out against HK Police) in her Weibo post. Is #Disney also supporting #HongKong police brutality and the humanitarianism crisis happening in Hong Kong? #BoycottMulan" (shown below, left).

Others soon joined the discussion. Twitter user @sdnorton tweeted,[3] "Disney’s Mulan actress, Liu Yifei, supports police brutality and oppression in Hong Kong. Liu is a naturalized American citizen. it must be nice. meanwhile, she pisses on people fighting for democracy. retweet please. HK doesn’t get enough support. #BoycottMulan @Disney." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 15,000 likes and 13,000 retweets (shown below, center).

The hashtag could also be found on Instagram. Instagram[4] user @chinauncensored posted about the controversy with the hashtag. The post received more than 850 likes in 24 hours (shown below, right).


Isaac Ng @isaacng1997 @DisneysMulan Liu Yifei disturbingly supports #HongKongPolice brutality (UN and leaders of the world have spoken out against HK Police) in her Weibo post. Is #Disney also supporting #HongKong police brutality and the humanitarianism crisis happening in Hong Kong? #BoycottMulan 刘亦菲會 Yesterday 18:35 from iPhoneP #我也支持香港警察# @人民日报:#我也支持香港警察#! 『我支持香港警察 你們可以打我了』 What a shame for Hong Kong 120 people chose attitude 64.2K 9.7K 63.7K 3:15 AM Aug 15, 2019 Twitter Web App sean norton @sdnorton Disney's Mulan actress, Liu Yifei, supports police brutality and oppression in Hong Kong. Liu is a naturalized American citizen. it must be nice. meanwhile she pisses on people fighting for democracy retweet please. HK doesn't get enough support. #BoycottMulan @Disney HINESE 持香港警察你們可以打我了』 nichí xianggăng jingchá nimen kěyi dă 『我支持香港警察 你們可以打我了』 Handwriting Conversation What a shame for Hong Kong GLISH port the Hong Kong police, you c me." 5:03 AM Aug 15, 2019 from Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Twitter for iPhone 15.3K Likes 13.4K Retweets #BOYCOTTMULAN TRENDS AFTER DISNEY STAR LIU YIFEI SEEMINGLY SUPPORTS HONG KONG POLICE chinauncensored Follow chinauncensored #BoycottMulan 18h 856 likes 18 HOURS AGO Add a comment... Post :

Media Coverage

Several media outlets covered the controversy, including The Hollywood Reporter,[5] CNN,[6] Teen Vogue,[7] Newsweek,[8] New York Post,[9] IndieWire,[10] NBC,[11] Complex,[12] CBS,[13] Business Insider[14] and more.

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