A few months ago, the Hong Kong government proposed to amend the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, triggering public dissatisfaction and an ongoing protest against the amendment. It resulted in many bloody clashes between Hong Kong citizens and the police, including one instance in which a young woman lost vision in her right eye after the police shot it with a beanbag. The horrifying incident prompted Train to Busan <屍殺列車> Korean actor Kim Ui Seong (金義聖) to post a photo of his hand covering his right eye on social media to show solidarity with the injured woman.
After his photo caught on, Hong Kong netizens immediately launched the Eye for Hong Kong Campaign and urged everyone to follow the actor’s example. Many Hong Kong artistes showed support for the campaign, including Wong Hei (王喜), who previously asked demonstrators at the police station to disperse. After he posted a photo of his covered eye, he admitted, “My heart was beating really fast after I posted it. I was a little scared; I don’t know if there will be loose ends.”
Hong Kong actor Gregory Wong (王宗堯) also joined the conversation and said, “Hong Kong people have the right to live without terror.”
Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Anthony Wong Yiu-ming (黃耀明) wrote, “Don’t let this cruel state of a machine blind us. Don’t be blinded by the brutal reality.”
Other entertainers who participated in the campaign are Chui Tien You (徐天佑), Tommy Yuen (阮民安), Joe Cheng (鄭敬基), and former DJ Leo Chim (詹志文). Even Fox Nation news anchors showed solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.