A mainland performer best known for carrying around a toy panda has called for a boycott of the Dreamworks-Paramount animation hit Kung Fu Panda, scheduled to be released on the mainland on Friday. But officials have offered no support to Zhao Bandi and his attempts to prevent Hollywood capitalising on Chinese culture. Mainland media reported yesterday that Zhao had protested at the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's (Sarft) film bureau on Monday morning and was granted a meeting with bureau chief Tong Gang. Holding a banner saying 'Go home, Kung Fu Panda' and 'We don't want Hollywood profiting from a China which has just survived a disaster', Zhao called for a ban on the movie - starring among others Jackie Chan - because he said it stole from China's concepts of kung fu and pandas. In a harshly worded statement, Zhao lashed out at Hollywood and movie star Sharon Stone, who set off a storm of protest last month when she said the Sichuan earthquake reminded her of karma given Beijing's treatment of Tibet. 'Hollywood is a place where Sharon Stone's arrogance wins applause. Only in immoral Hollywood could Sharon Stone get such great publicity,' he said. He accused Hollywood of rejoicing in the calamity and of trying to 'profit from China when it has just survived a disaster'. But Sarft said it would not support Zhao or ban Kung Fu Panda. Sarft film bureau marketing official Zhou Baolin said the movie would be shown from Friday without any change. 'Kung Fu Panda was approved by the film censor committee, so there is no problem in showing it,' Mr Zhao said. He said Sarft had informed the Sichuan Culture Department of Zhao's protest and it was up to Sichuan authorities to decide on its screening. Zhao's protest received various responses on the internet, with some people criticising him as a publicity seeker and others saying the movie was a positive film and good publicity for Chinese ideas.