Denise Ho and Gregory Wong criticise mask ban in HK

10 Oct – Celebrities like Denise Ho and Gregory Wong have recently expressed their displeasure over Hong Kong government's move to ban the wearing of masks during Hong Kong protests.

As reported on Mingpao, the singer and social activist recently took to Twitter to criticise the move, saying that only an insane and clueless government would do such a thing.

"With the introduction of the "anti-mask law", an opening up of the Emergency Ordinance, Beijing is pushing HK on to an unreturnable path, one very similar to that of the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution," she tweeted.

On the other hand, Gregory, who was previously arrested by the police over suspicion of an involvement in the 1 July protest and breach into the Legislative Council chamber, shared a photo of a Batman mask.

He wrote, "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me -Batman".

Chapman To also slammed the move as ridiculous, and joked that celebrities would get affected the most as they are the ones who would usually wear masks to hide from the public.

Hong Kong's chief Executive Carrie Lam said recently that she would invoke the Emergency Regulations Ordinance due to the protests' threats on public safety. Those convicted could face up to one year in jail and a HKD 25,000 in fine.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)