TikTok Turns Chinese News Announcement of Kris Wu's Arrest into Ultimate Diss Track against the Former EXO Member
Following singer Kris Wu's arrest, TikTok users spread information about his controversial case. A clip showing a Chinese broadcaster's clever wordplay while reporting on the issue went viral on the platform.
Alongside Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, TikTok has emerged as a popular social media platform. This newer app, which allows users to create and post short videos, has also served as a unique platform for sharing information.
Recently, TikTok users occupied themselves sharing news about the recent arrest of Chinese-Canadian pop singer and actor Kris Wu following allegations of rape.
Police initially detained Wu in Beijing, China, on July 31 following an online outcry regarding the sexual assault allegations against him. His detainment quickly became a hot topic on social media.
A male Chinese broadcaster picked up the former Exo band member's high-profile controversy and used clever wordplays to deliver the news.
The broadcaster's witty remarks went viral on TikTok. A Korean TikTok user also shared his own take of the reporter's wordplay - singing in English and translating the Chinese news into Korean.
A female user shared the news in a unique way. Using the actor's image as her background, she filmed herself as she spoke and shared news articles in Chinese and English. She said in the video:
"According to Chinese Criminal Law, if Kris Wu has confirmed being involved in raping women, the sentence starts from 3 years in prison up to 10 years, no negotiation… [sic]"
Meanwhile, another user shared a video with a heavy-toned man's voice saying, "this is what the Chinese news said about kris wu [sic]" and added the broadcaster's clip dissing the actor on air.
Another copied the broadcaster's humorous statement with Wu's picture behind her. According to the user's caption, the 30-year-old acclaimed singer deserves to go to jail.
Since Wu's controversy erupted globally, his music was reportedly removed from streaming sites.
"My heart goes out to the victims," the user added. Wu, who starred in many Chinese box office hits, has gone from being a celebrated actor to one of China's most hated people.
Media around the world have closely followed the development of Wu's scandal, which began when an 18-year-old woman named Du Meizhu accused him of assaulting her while she was in a drunken state.
She also alleged that Wu would lure young women into sexual relations by offering work opportunities. At least 24 women have stepped forward since Meizhu made her shocking revelation.
However, Wu reportedly denied the sexual allegations and dismissed the accusations as "malicious rumors." However, following his recent arrest, his camp has yet to make a statement.
Since Wu's controversy erupted globally, his music was reportedly removed from streaming sites. His Weibo account with over 51 million followers was taken down overnight.
His brand partners are disassociating themselves from him, and several high-end fashion brands have dropped out or suspended their ties with the actor, including Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and Kans.
Wu was born in Guangdong and immigrated to Canada. Formerly a member of pop band Exo, he left the group in 2014 to act in many films, including "Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets" with actress Cara Delevigne.
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