After Jackie Chan (成龍), Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), Jordan Chan (陳小春), Daniel Chan (陳曉東) and other Hong Kong artistes pledged their loyalty to China online, Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) who gained huge fame based on Chinese drama, Story in Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略) drama posted a message on Weibo on 15th August 2019: “Hong Kong is part of China forever #I love my country, China. I love my hometown, Hong Kong. I love peace and hopefully the society will become peaceful and safe again.”

In June 2019, Charmaine became the centre of controversy when Chinese netizens discovered she liked the photo of the political protests and wanted to boycott all her series. Subsequently, Charmaine made a clarification on Weibo that she loved Hong Kong.