#BoycottMulan trends in Thailand in support of Hong Kong dissidents

The hashtag #BoycottMulan trended in Thailand on Twitter on Friday as Thai netizens used the hashtag to express solidarity with dissidents in Hong Kong.

This week, Hong Kong and Beijing passed a national security law that grants the central government in Beijing the ability to crack down on dissidents in Hong Kong and imprison them, possibly for life.

The hashtag became popular because of comments Disney’s live-action Mulan remake star Liu Yifei made last year in which she expressed support for Hong Kong’s police force which hand been embroiled in clashes with pro-democracy demonstrators.

Many Thais used the #BoycottMulan tag to express support for the citizens of Hong Kong and also call to light their own plight in Thailand. Others also capitalized on the hashtag and used it to criticize Disney for not staying true to the cartoon in their live-action adaptation.

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