Furious backlash at Jackie Chan for backing Beijing against Hong Kong protesters

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Jackie Chan has sparked anger over his pro-Beijing comments after being asked about the ongoing unrest that has left his hometown Hong Kong in chaos.

One of the most famous celebrities from the Asian financial hub, the 65-year-old celebrity said he was proud of being Chinese and that he loved his motherland.

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He also said that the 'recent events in Hong Kong' broke his heart. He urged the public to join him in safeguarding the Chinese sovereignty.

But his comments were not received well with Hong Kong protesters accusing the Kung Fu star of being 'shameless' and 'eating the Communist Party's pill'.

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Taking to Twitter, users said that people in the star's native Hong Kong 'hate' him.

'With each passing decade, Jackie Chan kind of sucks more and more' one wrote.

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Another said: 'He's sucked for a very long time'

A third said: 'He's become one of China's most powerful patriotic voices, being wheeled out by state media to salute the flag in the midst of the Hong Kong crisis'.

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It comes as one of China's biggest actresses sparked outrage among Hong Kong protesters and calls to boycott her latest film after backing Beijing authority's attempts to crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

The actress set to star as the eponymous character in Disney's upcoming Mulan remake tweeted a pro-police message to her 65million followers.

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Chinese-American star Liu Yifei, 31, shared a political post on Weibo, a micro-blogging site similar to Twitter that's popular in China.

Her message which fans deemed to support police brutality in Hong Kong lead to #BoycottMulan to trend worldwide.

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The city is bracing for another weekend of rallies with up to a million activists on the streets, calling on the public to withdraw as much money as possible from the banks to warn Beijing about the city's importance as a global financial hub.

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