Kris Wu’s social media handle deleted by Weibo as actor faces rape allegations and possible life imprisonment – Eagles Vine

Chinese social media platform Weibo has deleted Korean pop idol Kris Wu’s official handle on their platform, after allegations of rape were made against him. The actor and singer will serve his sentence in China if convicted of multiple rape charges and will then be deported after serving his sentence it was reported on Sunday.

The app announced that they have shut down around 108 accounts and 789 groups violating its community guidelines. Several Kris Wu fan communities were either deleted or suspended and even his label’s official handles are no longer accessible.

In related news, most of Kris Wu’s songs have also been taken down on music streaming sites.

Wu was detained by the Beijing police for suspected rape, police informed on Saturday.

“If the accusations are true and he is convicted, Wu may be sentenced to 10 years to life. After serving his sentence in China, Wu will be deported,” an attorney from the Beijing Lanpeng Law Firm told the GT on Sunday.

Wu was accused last week by Du Meizhu, an internet influencer who claims to be Wu’s girlfriend, of luring underage women to have sex by claiming he was recruiting actresses, as per Global Times.

The controversy has been drawing widespread condemnation of the singer on Chinese social media and leading to luxury brands cutting off ties with him.

He is suspected of rape after a police probe and has been detained by Public Security Bureau at Chaoyang district. The announcement was among the top trending topics on Chinese microblogging sites, with many netizens calling for a probe into the matter and serious punishment for the criminal if the crime is proven.

The scandal evokes China’s #MeToo movement sparked by Chinese feminists in 2018, where women were empowered to voice their experiences of sexual harassment.

Despite the ongoing probe, Wu has denied the allegations.


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