I don’t know if I’m disappointed because this is what was expected. With the Hong Kong democracy protests well into two months with no signs of stopping, all signs point to Mainland China escalating it’s countermeasures to curtail and end the movement. Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese stars who are working in K-ent as K-pop idols this week all collectively posted the same supporting message “I support the Hong Kong police. You can all hit me.” that was posted by the Beijing government run People’s Daily newspaper.
Those in support include Got7‘s Jackson Wong who is actually from Hong Kong and Lai Kuan Lin of Wanna One originally from Taiwan, and of course the Mainland Chinese born Zhang Yi Xin (Lay) the sole Chinese member of EXO left, Song Qian (Victoria Song) of f(x), Cosmic Girl‘s Cheng Xiao, Zhou Jie Qiong (Kyulkyung) of Pristin, and many more. The whole situation seems like it’s headed for a big denouement in some fashion or another and for now all the K-pop Chinese-speaking contingent have made their positions clear – supporting the Chinese government position against the Hong Kong protests. Continue reading