Chinese language actor Li Yifeng Picture:VCG
Chinese language actor Li Yifeng, 35, has been detained for soliciting prostitution on a number of events. The Beijing police introduced in an announcement on Sunday the detention of a person surnamed Li, and nationwide media then confirmed it was actor Li Yifeng.
The announcement got here after Li’s studio issued an announcement on Saturday evening, saying that some feedback about Li’s private life on the web had been solely rumors.
The actor was detained beneath legal costs of soliciting prostitution and he confessed to the crime, based on the report posted on the Sina Weibo account of Beijing Municipal Public Safety Bureau.
The person has been positioned beneath arrest based on the legislation, the Beijing police stated.
The information instantly ranked among the many high of trending matters on Sina Weibo. Following the incident, no less than 11 manufacturers together with Zhenguoli beneath Mengniu, Prada, Luk Fook Jewellery, Panerai, Sensodyne and RemyMartin have introduced the termination of their partnership with Li. By Sunday night, individuals couldn’t discover any search outcomes about Li in Budweiser and L’Oreal accounts on Weibo, which was beforehand endorsed by Li.
The organizing committee of the Huading Awards introduced in Macao on Sunday that it has eliminated Li’s titles of “Finest Actor in China’s Prime 100 TV Dramas” and “The Nationwide Viewers’s Favourite Film Star” he had obtained on the twenty second Huading Awards.
Li, an actor with greater than 36 million followers in Sina Weibo, was on a beforehand introduced record of celebrities anticipated to attend the Mid-Autumn Competition Gala on CCTV on Saturday evening, however his title was later deleted from this system.
Many netizens seen that the official Weibo account of China’s Supreme Folks’s Procuratorate has additionally deleted all data associated to Li on Saturday. Li as soon as served because the promotional ambassador for the actions of the Supreme Folks’s Procuratorate, taking part within the capturing of music movies, amongst different publicity work.
On Saturday, Li’s studio issued an announcement, emphasizing that Li has at all times abided by skilled ethics and behaved throughout the limits of morality, including that “the feedback about Li Yifeng’s private life on the web are unfaithful and have been maliciously fabricated to unfold rumors by individuals with ulterior motives.”
The assertion additionally requested main on-line platforms to dam or delete the “infringing content material,” however the assertion didn’t give a motive for Li’s removing from CCTV’s Mid-Autumn Competition Gala and the Supreme Folks’s Procuratorate.
Shortly after the studio’s assertion, Li himself additionally revealed a protracted submit on Weibo, emphasizing that the rumors not solely brought about emotional harm to himself, but in addition affected all his ongoing companies.
Li wrote: “I hope Li Yifeng will dwell on in his movie and tv work, will dwell responsibly and also will dwell within the social accountability of in the present day’s youth, as an alternative of residing amongst lawsuits and combating towards malicious rumors.”
Nonetheless, Li ‘s above-mentioned submit and his studio’s assertion had been quickly deleted, and associated search phrases equivalent to “Li Yifeng’s assertion” and “Li Yifeng’s lengthy submit” additionally disappeared.
“The arrest makes Li and the staff’s earlier bulletins ridiculous,” stated a remark posted after the information report on Sunday.
“Behave morally and don’t cross the road of the legislation: these are primary life ideas for a human being. As a public determine, Li ought to have identified higher, however even after arrest, Li didn’t severely replicate upon his personal faults, and as an alternative he hoped to erase traces of unlawful actions in quite a lot of methods. Not repenting after making a mistake is extra unforgivable than merely making a mistake,” the remark stated.
In response to netizens’ posts on Weibo, Li was initially scheduled to attend a model promotion in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on September 2, however he was absent from the occasion for no believable motive.
Later that day, Li made a livestream announcement, blaming the epidemic for his absence within the Hangzhou occasion.
In 2016, Li gained the Finest Supporting Actor Award on the Hundred Flowers Award for his movie Mr. Six.
One other actor Chinese language-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu in the identical movie was detained by Beijing police for suspected rape in July of 2021.