Quick summary on the Hong Kong situation:
A couple of months ago, an extradition bill (ELAB) was proposed by Carrie Lam, the HK chief executive. It would allow criminals to undergo extradition between Taiwan, HK and Mainland China. This caused worry by HK citizens that China would use this bill to take basically anyone they don't like or who criticizes the party/government back to China on trial.
Since then, there have been massive protests in HK against the bill. The bill has been put on 'indefinite hold', but has not been withdrawn and the government is ignoring the protesters requests. The protests have turned violent and people are saying that the police are using inappropriate amounts of violence on the protesters. China is condemning the protests and there are videos/pictures
of Chinese Armed Police masses and tanks queueing up in Shenzen, which is just across the border with HK. (If you want to read a bit more about it, here's the full twitter thread
I used as a source. Also a video
of recent protests at the airport.)
Since then, Chinese K-Pop idols (along with most Chinese celebrities) have been voicing their opposition to the Hong Kong Protests on weibo by joining 'The Five-starred Red Flag has 1.4 billion guardians'-hashtag campaign. (If this sounds familiar, last year there was a similar campaign -> Omona post
.)Guanlin, Cheng Xiao, Lay, Victoria, Kyulkyung, Jackson, Jun, The8, Lucas, Yanan and Yuqi
all retweeted the campaign on weibo as support for 'One China'. (Lay also posted it on IG and Twitter).
There is also another post (that not all of the idols above retweeted) with "What a shame for Hong Kong" that says “I support the HK police. You can beat me up right now.”
(This was said by a China mainland tourist/journalist at the airport, who got beaten up by the crowd after he said that). The hashtag says 'I too support Hong Kong police'.Edit:
Clarification from /u/Sweet-Lullaby
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@r/kpopEdited in a clarification about how there were two separate posts that got retweeted and what they mean.