After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld any prize money. The decision has been widely criticised. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei supporting the Hong Kong protests as a show of solidarity.
In Overwatch, Mei hails from Xi’an, China. By turning her into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance, fans are showing the character standing up to Chinese rule while thumbing their noses at Blizzard.
— ? Lilith Lovett? (@LilithLovett) October 9, 2019
Make Mei the new symbol of Hong Kong's resistance. Or atleast meme it until China bans blizzard products. Share this shit out. pic.twitter.com/jX8RSbnC2f
— TraceySketshit (@Casey_Case18) October 9, 2019
— Rils (@RilsRislan) October 8, 2019
— Make Peace Not War (@S4veThePl4net) October 9, 2019
Mei says free Hong Kong pic.twitter.com/5qzBwTjm8A
— ruh roh raggy (@opissums) October 9, 2019
— Kaipo (@Kaipo_Rozwolf) October 8, 2019
Mei from Overwatch says:
"Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!" pic.twitter.com/4VraKTrufc
— spooky mommy riz ?? (@PearlteaRizzy) October 9, 2019
— I'm tired (@opinion505) October 8, 2019
— Chips n Salsa (@SaxophoneJerry) October 9, 2019
— iEnvyClouds (@TroyConley14) October 9, 2019
— Jed Sola (@youreSOLAbo) October 9, 2019
— petteri tuovinen (@petterituovinen) October 9, 2019
Mei isn’t the only Overwatch character being used to show support for the Hong Kong protests.
Blizzard can eat my whole ass until the sun explodes pic.twitter.com/fRUsHDYgDW
— axelerator.? (@axel_hexed) October 8, 2019