HAS #METOO ARRIVED IN CHINA? Several manufacturers have reduce ties with prime Chinese Canadian singer-actor Kris Wu as controversial claims surrounding his private life emerged on Chinese social media over the weekend.
Wu is among the most beneficial faces in China, serving because the face of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Porsche, Lancôme, L’Oreal, Kans in addition to Master Kong Ice Tea, Tuborg Brewery, every day chemical merchandise maker Liby, kitchen home equipment producer Vatti, Tencent Video and Tencent’s widespread online game King of Glory.
The Shanghai-based magnificence model Kans, owned by C-beauty large Chicmax, was the primary to react and introduced Sunday night that it has terminated Wu’s endorsement contract on Weibo.
Porsche, Master Kong Ice Tea, Vatti and King of Glory deleted all Weibo posts mentioning Wu by Sunday. Louis Vuitton quickly hid all his posts on Weibo however made them public once more shortly. His face nonetheless may be seen on Lancôme and Bulgari’s Chinese social media accounts.
Wu, a former member of the South Korean boy group EXO, was first accused of infidelity and predatory habits akin to utilizing varied strategies to lure younger ladies for intercourse by his alleged girlfriend Du Meizhu, a 19 years previous faculty scholar, on July 8.
She shared screenshots of alleged conversations between Wu and underaged ladies on Weibo and claimed that she has struggled with psychological well being, and even had suicidal ideas as a consequence of his infidelity and cyberbullying from his followers.
Du additionally alleged that Wu used a particular WeChat account to contact underage ladies, utilizing excuses akin to recruiting new artists and casting feminine leads for music movies to lure ladies into enjoying consuming video games. Du stated she was simply one in every of his many conquests.
Wu and his staff categorically denied all her accusations and stated have filed a defamation lawsuit in opposition to Du the identical day.
However, over the weekend, Du revealed that she didn’t obtain a courtroom summons. Instead, Wu’s staff reached out to her and proposed to settle the accusations with cash. She posted a chat historical past of her negotiating the main points of the settlement plan with Wu’s consultant and a duplicate of the contract that his staff provided her to signal, which she claimed to be a entice.
She later shared a video of her receiving two financial institution transfers totaling 500,000 renminbi from Wu Stacy Yu, and Wu Yi Fan, which seemed to be Kri Wu’s mom’s title and his title in Chinese pinyin spelling.
In an interview with native press printed on Sunday, Du stated she had returned Wu the hush cash in installments and was able to face authorized motion. She additionally claimed that over 30 girls who shared comparable experiences with Wu had reached out to her. Two of them are minors.
In her newest Weibo publish, which gained 5.89 million likes and close to 300,000 feedback, she stated “Mr. Wu, I give you twenty-four hours to prepare for a press conference, to the entire network of the whole society to announce the withdrawal of the Chinese entertainment industry… Issue handwritten apology letters to all the victims and post them on your Weibo account for 72 hours. After that, leave China immediately. You don’t deserve to be in this land.”
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