For Hong Kong Celebrities, Supporting Protests Comes With a Cost
Denise Ho, a Cantopop singer, has championed the protesters. But she is blacklisted in mainland China, and few Hong Kong stars have been willing to follow her lead.
The New York Times
In Hong Kong, celebrities who depend on mainland China pay a heavy price for supporting the pro-democracy movement
1/ New York Times reports on
's upcoming address to the United Nations this week. "As Hong Kong’s protests evolve into a struggle against the grip of authoritarian China, one of the city’s biggest pop stars has emerged as an icon of defiance."
Beijing tries to erase the music of Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho because she supports protests. With her income plummeting, she says, “For me, it is always about the people, for the people to be empowered & for them to believe we can control our destiny.”