Hong Kong protests have been ongoing for several months. Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) implemented colonial-era emergency law to ban face masks and it becomes effective from 5th October 2019. Based on the law, the highest penalty is 1 year imprisonment and $25,000 fine. As Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) wore a black outfit with black cap and mask and took photo with an auntie at Ho Man Tin on 4th October, many netizens pondered if he supported the protests. Looking back at the record, Yun Fat loves to wear black and is discovered in a similar outfit at a train carriage many years ago.
However, the news went viral to Korea. According to the news source from Korea media, Dispatch on 7th October, it was written as “Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun Fat supported Hong Kong protests”. In addition, several Hong Kong media pointed Yun Fat might be supporting Hong Kong protests due to his black outfit and black mask which made him became the news headline.