It was recently announced that police had detained Kris Wu following allegations of sexual assault. Following his arrest, the social media platform Weibo and many other Chinese platforms have deleted Kris Wu’s profile from their websites.
Beginning on July 8, Du Meizhu made several posts, claiming that she was tricked into attending a drinking party at Kris Wu‘s home. Wu’s then-manager claimed it was for the lead female role in an upcoming music video, which eventually led to her unwillingly having sex with Wu while drunk. She also revealed that several victims had contacted her, claiming to have similar experiences with Wu.
Wu promptly denied the allegations, but he was later detained following an investigation by the police.
On August 1, it was announced that Kris Wu and his label’s Weibo account had been shut down due to “Complaints in violating the law and regulations and Weibo’s Community Convention.” Wu had over 51 million followers on the social media site and was his primary way of communicating with his supporters. Following this, Weibo had shut down many accounts that had shown support to Wu.
Yet, Weibo isn’t the only website to have removed Kris Wu’s profiles. There is a list of Chinese platforms to remove it, including Douyin (TikTok), Toutiao Today, Baidu, Tieba, Tencent Video, iQIYI Video, CCTV Video, Douban, and Chaohua.
It isn’t the only case of Kris Wu’s profiles being removed. His music has been erased from several music streaming platforms alongside his profiles, including NetEase, QQ Music, Kugou Music, and Migu Music.
Kris Wu was also known for being an actor in various films and dramas. Wu’s name has been replaced on the casting lists and has been replaced with the number 1337000.
The only social media platforms where Kris Wu’s profiles have not been deleted are Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, as the Chinese government does not control them.