By Emilia Jiang For Mailonline. An early cut of the film featured a romantic scene in which Mulan shared a kiss with her love interest, Chen Honghui. But the production team eventually deleted the scene after reviewing the movie with Chinese audiences and local executives, the film's director Niki Caro told the press.
Mulan is a Chinese folktale about a fearless young woman disguising herself as a man to save her ailing father from joining the marching army against the northern invaders in China. Disney first released its classic animated version of the story in before remaking Mulan as a live-action film. The picture shows a scene from Disney's Mulan remake which is due to release in March, Outrage was sparked after the leading actress, Liu Yifei, voiced support for Hong Kong police.
Liu Yifei is pictured attending a Tissot event in Shanghai. She is also the leading star in Mulan. The upcoming remake has sparked a series of controversies before its scheduled release in March this year. Many called for a boycott after the leading actress, Liu Yifei, voiced support for authorities' crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Liu Yifei, a Chinese-American actress, plays the young woman Mulan in its live-action remake. The picture shows Mulan having a meal with her family in the multi-million live-action remake. The message led to a hashtag BoycottMulan to trend on social media. Her message which fans deemed to support police brutality in Hong Kong led to a hashtag BoycottMulan, and it became trending online.
Another flood of outrage was sparked after one of the characters from the animated film of Mulan, Li Shang, was removed from the new film. It is believed that this happened after Li, who is Mulan's commander and the eventual love interest, was interpreted by fans as bisexual in its original animated version. Another flood of outrage was sparked after one of the characters from the animated film of Mulan, Li Shang, was removed from its upcoming remake.
He was replaced by a new character. Disney first released an animated version in before remaking Mulan as a live-action film. Li was replaced by a new character, Chen Honghui, who became Mulan's new lover.
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