People are calling dishonor on Disney's live-action Mulan.
Some saw Liu's words as willfully negligent of the oppression that Hong Kong protesters are facing at the hands of the police force, with some asserting that Liu's American citizenship has led her to be unsympathetic.
Liu Xiaoming angrily rejected Britain's calls for calm in Hong Kong amid clashes between activists and police and warned the protestors would not be allowed to drag Hong Kong into a "dangerous abyss".
If you aren't aware of what is going on in Hong Kong, a quick and incredibly over-simplified explanation of the most recent events over there can be explained as the residents of Hong Kong have been engaging in pro-democracy protests after a bill was proposed that would let mainland China extradite criminals.
But while anger at the star's anti-democracy stance might seem natural, it's very possible that Liu is also a victim of the Chinese government.Читайте также: At Least 63 Killed After Bomb Blast Rips Through Wedding
"What a shame for Hong Kong", the post continued in English. "You can all attack me now".
The 31-year-old Chinese actress, who moved to the U.S. as a child, posted a political statement to Weibo, China's version of Twitter, endorsing the police handling of the ongoing Hong Kong protests.
They have also presented the biggest popular challenge to Chinese leader Xi Jinping in his seven years in power. "If she wanted to, she could be a powerful voice for justice, but instead, she supports this brutality", another person wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtag #boycottMulan. While they have been largely peaceful, there have been moments of violence recetnly.
The protests in Hong Kong have been occurring since June, in response to a controversial extradition bill which would see Hong Kong dissidents extradited to China, where they would be at the mercy of China's judicial system.
The government suspended the planned legislation but protesters have pressed on with broader calls for it to be scrapped entirely, along with demands for democratic reforms.
While Liu is free to express whatever opinion she holds, this controversy may very well hurt Disney's Mulan remake.
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