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Why Disney’s Mulan is facing boycott calls?


Team Udayavani, Sep 6, 2020, 9:30 AM IST

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are reigniting calls to boycott  Disney’s live-action adaptation of the popular animated film ‘Mulan’ They are now joined by activists in Thailand and Taiwan.

According to CNN, The calls erupted last year when the film’s lead actress Liu Yifei expressed support for Hong Kong police, who anti-government demonstrators accuse of using excessive force to quell unrest.

Soon after which  #BoycottMulan began to trend on twitter. While many Chinese citizens supported Liu, the film, has been used as a protest symbol by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

Mulan had been scheduled to reach cinemas in March, but was postponed several times due to the pandemic and will now go directly to the streaming service Disney+

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, on Friday, Sep 4, supported calls to boycott the movie, which will debut in Chinese cinemas later this month.

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