Deanie Ip unfazed by mainland ban

26 Nov – Although she has been banned from mainland China ever since she expressed her support for the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Deanie Ip stated that she is not at all affected by the decision.

As reported on Mingpao, the actress, who has continued taking it to the streets to call for Hong Kong independence from China, stated that doing the right thing is more important to her than getting more money from record sales and box office numbers.

Asked if she knew her songs were taken off mainland music platforms, Deanie responded, "I know. Someone told me. This is a personal choice. If you want to listen, you can listen, otherwise don't. This is a democracy. You have the right to choose what you like."

As to whether she is okay about having less income than before, the actress laughed and said that she has always lived a simple life.

"I like walking. I don't even mind walking for an hour to go home. I'm a vegetarian, so eating a bowl of vegetables and a sweet potato is enough to make me happy. The most important thing is a good health," she responded.

Deanie also continued to sing praises for the young demonstrators that have been protesting for months on the streets.

"They are more evolved now than in 2014. They have a different opinion and are giving up their lives for this. It's very touching," she said.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)