Rumors are swirling that Chinese actor Li Yifeng (李易峰) was arrested for soliciting prostitution, as he was mysteriously absent from a work event. With pianist Li Yundi‘s (李雲迪) arrest last year over the same charges, many fans are concerned over Yifeng’s status.
On September 2, Yifeng did not show up for a scheduled brand event. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the actor, numerous fans were waiting outside the venue and became worried as it is very rare for an artiste to miss an event without cause. During his absence, rumors of Yifeng’s arrest started circulating. Some netizens claimed that the actor was arrested after being involved with prostitutes.
As these claims spread, Yifeng appeared in a live stream to clarify everything. Pulling down his mask in his car, he said, “Because of certain requirements during the pandemic, we’re not allowed to attend in-person events. I’m currently in Beijing and I’m very sorry – especially since I know some fans were waiting for a long time.” He also asked fans not to send him virtual gifts, but did not clarify the prostitution rumors.
Despite this, most fans were relieved to hear from the actor even if the live stream itself was fairly short. Many also believe that the chances of a prostitution scandal are extremely low, as Li Yifeng was formerly linked with Zhao Liying (趙麗穎), Li Qian (李沁), Tiffany Tang (唐嫣), Li Fei’er (李菲兒), and Xu Li (余儷). It was also said that he was the third party in Yang Mi (楊冪) and Hawick Lau’s (劉愷威) marriage as well. With his alleged dating history, many people have a hard time believing that Yifeng would turn to soliciting sex services.
Although the actor is 35 years old, his popularity is still comparable to younger stars such as Wang Yibo (王一博) and Xiao Zhan (肖戰). Riding on the success of his breakthrough role in Sword of Legends <古劍奇譚>, Yifeng continuously received opportunities in Noble Aspirations <青雲志>, Sparrow <麻雀>, Mr. Six <老炮兒>, and Day Breaker <暗夜行者>.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.