Kris Wu is canceled on Chinese social media and streaming sites
Several social media platforms have removed accounts and content belonging to Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu after his arrest for alleged rape.
Wu’s accounts have been removed from social media sites such as Twitter, Weibo, the online cultural community Douban, and the national version of TikTok, Douyin. He previously had around 50 million followers on Weibo and 16 million fans on Douyin.
Wu-owned label, 20XXCLUB, is still available on Weibo. However, some of the pop idol’s songs have been removed from music streaming sites.
His personal pages have also disappeared on video streaming platforms such as iQIYI and Tencent Video.
The news hashtag has quickly taken over the internet, with 840 million views on Weibo at the time of writing. Most netizens are celebrating the disgraced artist’s social media cancellation.
â€œIt feels good,â€ reads a meme that garnered the most likes under the hashtag.
“Weibo did a great job” read another upvoted comment. â€œSociety needs to raise the threshold for celebrities. Those found guilty of misconduct should be severely punished or even banned altogether once the charges are confirmed. “
Weibo announced on Sunday evening that it had closed 108 deceptive communities, dissolved 789 groups, and banned or permanently deleted 990 accounts in response to the Wu scandal.
According to the statement, the Weibo accounts of former Wu supporters and fan communities have been suspended or deleted, including the account of Chinese writer Liu Liu who apologized earlier today for previously defending Wu against allegations of sexual assault.
Let the witch hunt begin: The Weibo accounts of Ma Wei Wei (producer, host) and Liu Liu (Singaporean screenwriter) are banned, as they would have violated any laws or regulations. The two had “problematic” remarks in 2016 supporting Kris Wu, for which they apologized yesterday. https://t.co/ecVHviMaxZ pic.twitter.com/0hNVhLyani
– Kris Wu vs. DMZ (@KrisWu_DMZ) August 2, 2021
In response to online discussions regarding Wu’s detention, Madame Tussauds Shanghai Wax Museum has removed a wax statue of her, according to the state-backed newspaper. World time.
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