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Hong Kong celebrities largely mum on protests gripping city
Hong Kong celebrities largely mum on protests gripping city

Hong Kong celebrities are known for their omnipresence and outspokenness. Gossip-mad locals obsess over every word and every move of movie stars and soap-opera starlets whom they worship as, and actually call, “idols.” However, as this Chinese city, aka Hollywood East, has emerged as democracy’s latest battleground, Hong Kong’s galaxy of stars and starlets has been almost entirely out of sight during the sit-ins. Celebrities elsewhere around the globe have tweeted and blogged about the protests. Mia Farrow tweeted the headshot of Joshua Wong, the high school activist who has been at the forefront of the protests, asking, “Can this 17-yr-old leader of Hong...

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