Disney’s Mulan movie starring US-born Chinese actress Liu Yifei is about to be released in Korea. Because Liu Yifei once spoke in support of the Hong Kong police suppressing the violence of protesters, it was boycotted by the people of Korea and the circles.
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Students and youth unions gathered in front of the headquarters of Walt Disney Company in South Korea to boycott the premiere of the Mulan movie in the country. (Image: Getty Images)
Because actor Liu Yifei publicly supported the Hong Kong police in suppressing violence against protesters, many Hong Kong people and overseas audiences were angry, continuously launching a boycott of the film. Disney’s Mulan, played by her lead role.
Also on 1/7, the day the National Security Law in Hong Kong was officially implemented, the youth of many organizations such as “Universal Declaration of the WorldKorea, Institute for Political Universalization Research, Student Association of the Humanities Academy – Seoul National University, International Union of Justice Party members, Hong Kong Truthfulness Propaganda Students etc., went to Disney headquarters in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu district, Seoul, launched protests, protesting the premiere of “Mulan” in the local.
At the scene, many people held up paper signs “Boycott Mulan”, “We cannot consume violence. Opposition to the premiere of Mulan “,” Bullets cannot penetrate faith “, etc. Spokesman for Bag Do Hyeong (박도형) of the organization “Universal Citizens’ Declaration” said: “The Mulan actor posted a statement of support for the Hong Kong police, the crew chose the actor to criticize Hong Kong people, and Disney indirectly accepted this point. In this violent silence, someone needs to say that this is not true, we will boycott violence in all countries. ” At the same time, we asked the actors of the Mulan movie and Disney company to apologize to the people of Hong Kong and immediately stop showing Mulan in Korea.. ” After the speech was completed, the relevant organization sent a protest letter to Disney.
It is known that the movie Mulan is scheduled to premiere on March 27, but due to the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic, it has to be postponed 2 times, with Chinese netizens observing, according to data from Box Office Mojo’s box office site, the Mulan movie spent $ 200 million to complete, but currently only sells $ 847 worldwide.
Why is Liu Yifei not suitable for Mulan acting?
Liu Yifei is 32 years old, a Chinese-American actress. She was born in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. In 1997, when she was only 10 years old, she quit school at the elementary school in Wuhan, followed her mother to immigrate to New York, USA to live. 4 years later, she studied at a high school near New York. Before and after 2002, she returned to China, took part in the Beijing Film Academy’s entrance examination and was officially accepted, graduating from the Beijing Film Academy’s performing department in 2006.
In 2002, she entered the art world. In 2005, signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment Japan, participating in the music industry. In 2008, thanks to the Hollywood movie King Kung Fu, she reached out to the world stage. In 2012, she starred in the historical drama Dong Tuoc Dai, winning the Golden Flower Award for best actress in the 5th Macau International Film Festival. In 2017, she participated in the series. Walt Disney’s real life Mulan. Last year, during the protest against the Extradition Measure in Hong Kong, Liu Yifei once publicly supported the police to forcefully suppress protesters.
- Liu Yifei supports the Hong Kong police, causing a wave of criticism from American netizens
Spokesperson for Bag Do Hyeong of the organization “Universal Citizen Declaration“Said the unjust actor who supports Hong Kong police uses violence to enforce the law, “Doesn’t fit the role of righteous role.” Previously, netizens also left comments that, “In real life [Lưu Diệc Phi] as a supporter of the Hong Kong police, [trong điện ảnh] No matter how loyal you play the role, it makes people feel unsuitable. ”
In the anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, there are many figures in the Korean art world who also support the Hong Kong people for democracy and peaceful demonstrations, including the actor. Kim Ui-Seong, actress Jeong-eun Kim, all voiced support for Hong Kong on social networks, supporting the Hong Kong democracy movement.
About the movie Mulan
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Advertising the Mulan movie starring Liu Yifei. (Image: Getty Images)
Mulan is a historical American action film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Niki Caro. This is a real-life version based on the 1998 animated film of the same name, adapted from Chinese folklore, mainly about a heroine named Mulan instead of her army enlistment. The main actor who plays Mulan is American-born Chinese actress Liu Yifei, the other actors include Donnie Yen, Gong Li, etc.
The plan to produce a real-life movie from the Mulan cartoons started in 2010, but the plan has not yet been given the green light. In March 2015, it was confirmed to be deployed, and in February 2017, the female director Niki Caro was invited to direct the film with a budget of over $ 100 million. In September 2017, Liu Yifei showed off his talent to overcome many other actors to become the main role in this film, other actors until next year. Filming began in August 2018, lasting for 11 consecutive months, mainly shooting in New Zealand and Mainland China.
Mulan has repeatedly been delayed due to the impact of Wu Yu pneumonia, currently the film is scheduled to be released in the US on August 21, 2020.