26 Dec – Despite the overflowing support from fans elsewhere, it was revealed that Donnie Yen's new movie, "Ip Man 4: The Finale", is getting the cold shoulder from a segment of the Hong Kong crowd back home.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Hong Kong protesters are now calling for a boycott against the said martial arts film due to the fact that its producer Raymond Wong and lead stars Donnie Yen and Danny Chan have expressed pro-Beijing sentiments in the past.
Aside from boycotting the movie themselves, these protesters are also actively discouraging others to do the same by sharing the spoilers on social media. Some even got creative by distributing placards with major plot points in Chinese and English.
Earlier this year, Donnie issued a statement expressing his support for the motherland to appease his mainland fans who were enraged that he attended an event hosted by German clothing brand, Philipp Plein, whom they accused of insulting China more than a decade ago.
Meanwhile, Danny recently sparked anger after expressing his support for the Hong Kong police and saying that they should not go easy on the protesters.
As for Raymond, the producer has always been open about his pro-China leanings.
While the movie broke box office records in Malaysia and Singapore, it has yet to top the chart in Hong Kong, which is currently held by "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker".