EXO Lay’s Recent Tweet Involving Hong Kong Protests Cause Major Controversy
相信国家 反对暴力 希望中国香港平安🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/mukHmeGBqI
— Lay Zhang (@layzhang) August 14, 2019
According to netizens, Lay’s tweet about the Hong Kong protests supported the police and the Chinese government.
Yixing’s post translation:
Believe in the country, oppose violence, hope for peace in Hong Kong, China
(Image) I support Hong Kong police, fight me/you can fight me
— J (@exomyeonmeow) August 14, 2019
Some have criticized the EXO member for supporting the Hong Kong police, as they are currently being criticized for police brutality.
I am disappointed Lay, you don’t know how much Hong Kong citizens wants to keep their rights to democracy. You don’t know how much that thing means to them. I may be your fan but I’m more than willing to put down my exo-l self just to support those Hong Kong nationals. https://t.co/bB5FIeWJC3
— B Y U N S L A V E ❌ | jonanawhatthefck? (@BananaByun56) August 14, 2019
Some fans have also suggested that his agency was behind the recent tweets as well.
hi I came back bc I saw yixing’s ig post n ngl im very disappointed. I really hope he doesn’t think that way and he was forced to do this? that’s just me thinking the teeny tiny light of the situation. yixing is a top celebrity and he should know he has a big influence.
— t (@asapsehuns) August 14, 2019
First off I would like to ask everyone before you voice your opinions to also consider that China doesn’t allow freedom of speech like the USA.Secondly please be well informed on not only the current situation with HK but ask how celebrities are sometimes forced to be involved
— Yeollie (@Chanyeol3clover) August 14, 2019