Protests and calls for boycotts over Disney’s live-action adaptation of mulan have sprung up again in wake of the film hitting Disney plus plus plus. The live-action version of mulan has attracted more than 40,000 views since the film hit Disney plus Disney plus.
Hashtags like # boycottmulan have trended on Twitter following mulan’s release on September 4th. Protests are tied to an incident that occurred in summer 2019.
Liu shared a message on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform, that read’you can beat me up now’. Liu then added on Weibo in English,’what a shame for Hong Kong’.
The NBA became involved in the situation after Houston rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support of the protests. The general manager eventually walked back his tweets, leading to more protests in support of Hong Kong.
Liu addressed her comments in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. She said that’it’s obviously a very complicated situation, and I’m not an expert’ Disney tries to be’non-political, apolitical when it comes to all this stuff’.
I ca n’t speak for what Liu says in China – we did n’t know about it, what she was going to say – and that’s up to them,’ Horn said.
Protesters are asking for people worldwide to use the # boycottdisney hashtag to bring awareness to issues they’ve listed. Since mainland China’s box office potential is much bigger than Hong Kong’s – 1.3 billion people compared to less than 10 million.
‘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,’ says Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong.
Calls to boycott the film come at a time when the U.S. government is banning high profile Chinese companies. Huawei and ZTE are no longer permitted to sell its products in the United States. Social media app TikTok faces a potential ban if parent company fails to sell it to an American company like Microsoft or Oracle.