According to Mingpao News, the prolific director criticises the protests, stating that the people involved in the street demonstrations do not represent the people in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong director Wong Jing recently had an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) to talk about his views on the ongoing Occupy Central movement.
He said, “Why would you block the traffic and make it hard for us? We want to live and work in peace in Hong Kong. I am proud of being a Hong Kong citizen, but this month, I feel no familiarity to it anymore. Whether it’s in Mongkok, Causeway Bay, Admiralty; nobody can live a normal life. It hurts everybody.”
“You can’t achieve democracy in a day. You need a mature and sensible society in order to get a good effect. If you are not mature enough to withstand, you will only bring disaster,” said Wong.
The director also stressed that his opposition against the Occupy Central has nothing to do with his films or that he was doing so to appease mainlanders so that they would not boycott his upcoming movies, like he was recently accused of by Chapman To.
“If I want to please the audience, I can do so by making an entertaining movie,” said Wong.
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