Disney Just Deleted Li-Shang From the Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Story

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After changing the storyline of the original classic, not including any original songs, and having no known Asian American actors involved, Disney has committed the most heinous crime of all — beloved character Li-Shang will NOT be in the 2020 live-adaptation of “Mulan.”

Twitter User @nerdyasians, known for keeping the twittersphere up to date on Asian American news, exposed the atrocity earlier today.

Li Shang, who’s been theorized as bisexual before, was a beloved character in the original 1998 animated film known for his hit song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.” Shang plays Mulan’s superior in the army, who initially despises her for her incompetence, but grows to respect her after she works hard to earn her place. Eventually, the pair blossomed into an implied romance in the end when Mulan is revealed to be a woman.

However, in the new film, Li Shang will be replaced by Cheng Honghui, who plays Mulan’s arch nemisis, who falls for her after she is revealed to be a woman.

Naturally, people on Twitter are sounding off as we speak with their thoughts.

NextShark has reached out to Disney for comment and will update accordingly.

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