Date
11 December 2016
Daniel Wu says he voted for Hillary Clinton. Angry netizens are calling for a boycott of his movies while others are telling him to go back to the US. Photo: HKEJ, IG/thatdanielwu
Daniel Wu says he voted for Hillary Clinton. Angry netizens are calling for a boycott of his movies while others are telling him to go back to the US. Photo: HKEJ, IG/thatdanielwu

Actor Daniel Wu spars with netizens over vote for Clinton

Hong Kong-American actor Daniel Wu got into a sparring match with Chinese netizens after saying he voted for Hillary Clinton.

The San Francisco-born Wu, 42, posted a photo of himself on social media with an envelope containing his ballot after voting by mail, Ming Pao Daily reports.

Wu told his social media followers that he voted for Clinton.

Netizens quickly criticized his vote, saying Donald Trump would have been a better choice.

Trump beat Clinton in a stunning upset on Wednesday.

“It’s OK. I am voting for Hillary,” Wu wrote.

“I am very surprised to see so many Chinese Trump supporters since he hates China and wants to create trade restrictions.”

Wu’s high-profile support for Hillary angered some of his fans.

Some criticized him for trying to harm China while others called for a boycott of his movies.

Wu hit back, saying his critics “have the right” to express their views. “But why did you still leave me messages if you dislike me so much?Why not just stop being my followers?” Wu was quoted as saying by Apple Daily Taiwan.

Wu said his intention was to encourage people to vote, not to recruit supporters for Clinton.

But his critics would have none of it, with some saying he should leave China and go back to the US.

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