Mulan Actress Yifei Liu’s Wiki Page Calls Her As “Communist Scum” After Trailer Premiere
The official trailer for Mulan dropped today and while some fans are marking “March 27th” on their 2020 calendars, others are voicing their concern about the live-action premiere set to premiere next year — and not just because Mushu isn’t in it.
Last summer, the Chinese-born actress tapped to play the iconic Disney role, Yifei Liu was notably missing from the D23 Expo Disney convention in Anaheim, CA, after making controversial comments on Twitter about supporting the Hong Kong police, who have been accused of police brutality on several occasions amid the Hong Kong independence protests.
“I support Hong Kong’s police, you can beat me up now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Over the summer, #BoycottMulan started trending and the release of the official trailer has made the controversy a topic of conversation yet again. Some are even going as far as to call the movie “propaganda” for the communist party in China.
— volk (@volky888) December 5, 2019
How does @Disney feel about the fact your star actress is a communist party agent who wishes death on people protesting for democracy and human rights? Absolutely disgusting! I'll be watching animated Mulan, not thisb#CCP propaganda piece. #BoycottMulan
— Western😷Watchdog🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧🇪🇺🇦🇺🇭🇰🇹🇼🇯🇵 (@WestrnWatchdog) December 5, 2019
Yifei Liu’s Wikipedia page has even been updated to refer to the actress as “communist scum.”
The actress was born in central China before moving to New York City with her mother at age 10 and became a United States citizen. She went back to Beijing, China, when she was 15 to go to performing arts school.
Disney has not made any statements about Yifei’s political affiliations, but they might have to if they want their movie to pull big numbers at the box office.