The “Rogue One” star cited a question his young son asked him after seeing the video on television. “My 9-year-old son saw this news on tv and was horrified, ‘Baba, what happened?'” he wrote.
As a father, Yen find it difficult to answer his son as it is a complicated issue. He continued, “How do you teach your children of such uncivilised, injustice, discriminated, publicly and proudly assaulted a 69 year old man, treating him like trash. No one should be treated this way. This is unacceptable and need to be condemn.” Lastly, he added, “United was never my choice of airline, now they are black listed.”
The “Ip Man” actor is not the first Asian celebrity to condemn United Airlines’ treatment of Dao. “Star Trek” star John Cho tweeted, “It’s hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on.”
Gao Xiao Song, a famous Chinese musician and founder of Alibaba Music Group, wrote a post on Weibo, saying, “United Airlines from the ground to the air, the arrogance of the service is heinous.”
According to Resonate, the United Airlines incident has racked up over 330 million views across Chinese social media including Weibo and WeChat.