Hong Kong Reveals a Fake Mulan

People are calling for a boycott of Disney’s upcoming live-action movie 'Mulan' after the lead actress pledged her support to the police instead of to the demonstrators in Hong Kong. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)
People are calling for a boycott of Disney’s upcoming live-action movie 'Mulan' after the lead actress pledged her support to the police instead of to the demonstrators in Hong Kong. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

One crucial oversight and a single social media post may have changed everything for Disney’s upcoming Mulan ⁠— a live-action remake of their 1998 animation⁠ — set to hit screens in spring 2020.

As mainland Chinese are showing off their wealth more than ever⁠ — enjoying extravagant holidays, buying up international real estate, and sending their children abroad to flood top universities⁠ — the upcoming movie promised to be a good investment for Disney. The timing was perfect… but then there was Hong Kong.

“I support the Hong Kong police. You can all beat me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” mainland Chinese actress Liu Yifei (Crystal Liu), who plays the lead character Mulan in the new movie, said on China’s highly censored social media platform, Weibo.

Hong Kong’s police⁠ — who the Chinese Communist Party have secretly bolstered with over 2,000 of their own officers, according to Professor J. P. Cabestan⁠ — have faced heavy criticism for their inhumane violence against the protesters.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei (Crystal Liu) is supporting Hong Kong’s police even though they have been heavily criticized for their inhumane violence against the protesters. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Chinese actress Liu Yifei (Crystal Liu) is supporting Hong Kong’s police even though they have been heavily criticized for their inhumane violence against the protesters. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Despite enjoying the liberties and freedom of the U.S. as a naturalized citizen, Yifei shockingly pledges her loyalty toward the communist dictatorship and their atheist ideologies of struggle. She is a far cry from the historic Mulan — the legendary heroine that is beloved of people of all ages. Yifei’s open comment reveals an actress who is uprooted from the very traditions and morals that she is supposedly about to present to the world.

The real story of Mulan has been passed down generation after generation, making a long-lasting impression on people’s hearts. Her spirit of sacrifice especially resonates with Hongkongers. Criticism of Yufei that was initially sparked in Hong Kong has now exploded across social media under #boycottmulan.

The sad truth is that the current generation of mainland Chinese are living in a cultural vacuum⁠ — most of them have no idea about their own history, traditions, or real culture; nor are they clear about the basic human values upheld in democratic countries. The mainland’s education contains not an iota of China’s magnificent 5,000-year-old semi-divine culture, as Communist Party propaganda has disgracefully distorted history. Children who are brainwashed with atheist revolutionary ideas from a young age are reared into extremists who are led by money and insatiable desires. And unlike those hard-working students of the 80s, most of today’s Chinese youth are aiming for comfortable foreign citizenship at all costs.

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The mainland’s education doesn‘t contain any of China’s magnificent 5,000-year-old semi-divine culture, which has left the current generation with no idea about their own history, traditions, or real culture. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Perhaps Disney can’t be blamed for naively picking an actress from mainland China to star in their traditional action movie, but it does make you question whether they’ve really put their hearts into bringing Mulan to life, or whether it’s predominantly about money.

Disney has taken a battering over the years for distorting historical figures beyond recognition. The real Mulan was a gentle and respectful daughter; a very feminine figure who was grateful for her parents’ love⁠ — who, on the flip-side, became a loyal warrior and noble general; full of strength and determination. Disguised as a man, she courageously went to war in place of her elderly father. After 12 years in battle and gaining high merit, she declined any reward and retired to her hometown.

Picking an actress who actively represents the opposite of dignity and righteousness could turn out to be one of Disney’s biggest mistakes.

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Father has no grown son, Mulan has no elder brother. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

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At dusk she arrived at the Black Mountain. (Image: wikimedia / CC0 1.0)

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They returned to meet the emperor, the Son of Heaven sitting in the imperial palace. (Image: wikimedia / CC0 1.0)

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I remove my wartime uniform and dress in my old-time robes. (Image: wikimedia / CC0 1.0)

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