The Hong Kong protest is becoming more violent and more brutal in the country as protestors continue to take on the streets to fight for their freedom.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei who is set to play the character of the Disney movie "Mulan", was caught in a controversy after showing her support for the Hong Kong police.

Support for the Police

The Hong Kong police are using violent measures to restore order back in the country, so when Liu Yifei showed her support for the police the Hong Kong protestors were far from pleased and wanted to boycott the movie "Mulan", where the actress is set to act in.

On Weibo, which is a Chinese social media platform she wrote “I support the Hong Kong police. You can attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong”. According to the CNN report.

That remark that she said sparked outrage not only in the country but around the world, people were accusing the actress of supporting police brutality.

While there were people giving backlash to the actress there were people who supported her, she received a lot of praises from the Chinese people.

Brands that were boycotted

Brands like Pocari Sweat, the sports drink, was also boycotted by the Hong Kong protestors, because of an advertisement that they released that seemed to be pro-Beijing.

A Taiwanese Milk Tea company was boycotted after urging peace with the protesters.

Celebrities showing support for the protest

Other celebrities also wanted peace in the country, Jackie Chan was one of the celebrities who called for peace on Thursday in an interview with one of China’s broadcasting channels CCTV.

Denise Ho one of the famous pop singers in the country spoke about the protest that is going on in at a United Nations meeting that was held last month.

Celebrities that are outside Hong Kong are also voicing out their support for the Hong Kong people, Kim Eui Sung a South Korean actor expressed his support and love to the people who are protesting.

Disney has yet to release a statement or a comment about this controversy, so there might be a chance that the popular childhood Disney movie will be released in 2020 next year.

Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei rose to fame at a young age in which she began her career as a child model, then she started getting television roles at the age of 15 while attending the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy.

She made her debut in the film industry in 2002 with the movie "The Story of a Noble Family." Apart from acting, she is also a brand ambassador for international brands like Dior and Garnier.

Her father is An Shaokang, he was the first secretary for the Chinese Embassy in France and a French-language university professor. Her mother Liu Xiaoli was a dancer and a stage performer.