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Maleficient May Suffer Boycott in China Due to Angelina Jolie

June 12, 2014 Angelina Jolie, Ang Lee

Angelina Jolie is in a soup over her latest comments during a press conference for Maleficent in Shanghai.

According to The Independent, the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador "became the subject of controversy in China, after she labelled film director Ang Lee Taiwanese, not Chinese, inadvertently embroiling herself in complex cross-Strait relations."

The Oscar winner was asked who her favorite Chinese director is, to which she replied, "I am not sure if you consider Ang Lee Chinese, he's Taiwanese, but he does many Chinese-language films with many Chinese artists and actors."

She added, "I think his works and the actors in his films are the ones I am most familiar with and very fond of."

These remarks have created quite a stir back in China and may cause possible boycott on the actress and a ban on the release of her Disney film.

Maleficent has yet to be released in China, but has been in the No. 2 spot in Taipei since opening in theaters on May 30.

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By: Maverine Lane

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