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Here’s why activists want people to boycott Disney movie Mulan

The live-action film version of Disney’s Mulan is facing renewed boycott calls from Asian activists.Thai and Taiwanese activists have joined Hong Kong protesters fighting for democratic reform who first raised the call for boycotts of the film last year, after its Chinese-born star sided with the Hong Kong police and their crackdown of pro-democracy militants.“I…

The live-action film version of Disney’s Mulan is facing renewed boycott calls from Asian activists.

Thai and Taiwanese activists have joined Hong Kong protesters fighting for democratic reform who first raised the call for boycotts of the film last year, after its Chinese-born star sided with the Hong Kong police and their crackdown of pro-democracy militants.

“I support the Hong Kong Police,” said Yifei Liu, who is also an American citizen, sharing a post from the Beijing People’s Daily on Weibo, a Chinese blog site in August 2019. “You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong.”

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After several delays due to coronavirus, Mulan, which was scheduled to open in theatres in March, is now out on Disney+ and is scheduled to be shown at theatres throughout Asia on September 11.

But MilkTeaAlliance, an online movement of pro-democracy protesters from Asian countries started in April and worried about China’s influence in the region, urged their followers to stay away from the film.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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