Chinese idol Kris Wu (吴亦凡) has dug his own grave with his long history of targeting young girls, some of which are said to be underage. This week, 26 girls/ young women stepped forward to accuse the singer of predatory behavior in various degrees of severity, including some very serious allegations of drugging and sexual assault, which Kris has denied in an official statement. The exact total number of victims is unknown, as others have yet to come forward to reveal their experiences.
All these young girls accused Kris of predatory behavior, and followed up with supporting screenshots of their text conversations online. Among them are well-known influencers include Little Gina (小G娜), Du Meizhu (都美竹), Lin Xiya (林西娅), Luna Qin (秦牛正威), Xiao Lu (小吕同学), former SNH48 member Zhang Dansan (张丹三), and Wei Yuxin (魏雨欣). Drawing mass public attention, their posts hit over millions amid the attempts of Kris’s team to buy the hottest searches in bids to stop it from topping the trending list.
As netizens voiced their outrage over Kris’ alleged predatory behavior and 15 brands terminated their contracts with him, various organizations also stepped forward to issue their statements that fair justice would prevail. China’s Association of Performance Arts encouraged people to “rely on factual evidence and not Internet accusations – legal consequences will follow if the law has been violated.” China’s Women Daily stated, “Everyone is equal before the law, and popular celebrities are no exception. Believe in the law, as it will not wrong a good person nor let a bad person go.”
Additionally, the most representative state media, China Central Television (CCTV), appears to have indirectly expressed their attitude towards the scandal, as they deleted a previous Weibo post that promoted Kris’s song “Soar” <翱翔> and withdrew their support of the singer.
Considering public officials are emphasizing the importance of law, Kris’ fate will be clear once the police investigation is over.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.