2014 Umbrella Movement
Denise Ho is considered by some as a pop figurehead of the Umbrella Movement, as she was one of the more vocal members from the local entertainment industry who supported the movement. Her outspokenness during the events of late 2014 drew more media attention to the cause; however she states that her civic participation caused an immediate backlash to her career and earning potential in the mainland. Ho sung a song which became popular during the protests (see link below). She, along with other artists, academics and media professionals founded Hong Kong Shield, an alliance in support of the student movement. Hong Kong Shield has a Youtube channel consisting of four Cantonese videos, the most popular of which features Ho as “Madam Goo” performing songs in a spoofed version of a police press conference.
Hong Kong Shield on Facebook
Hong Kong Shield Youtube Channel