Following the recent news of Kris Wu (吴亦凡)’s detainment by the Beijing police, various media outlets from China have come forth to share their thoughts as well as their predictions of the ongoing case.
One Chinese media even suggested that there might be a possibility that the 30-year-old Chinese-Canadian artist would be sentenced up to ten years jail term for sexual assault charges.
“Although Kris Wu has Canadian citizenship, he can be punished under Chinese law because he is alleged to have committed the crimes in China,” Global Times reported. The media also explained that there is a high chance that Wu will be expelled from China after serving his time in prison if he is guilty of committing the offence.
Global Times further added, the country has a maximum sentence up to death penalty for those accused of sexual assault or rape. Therefore, they are also predicting that the “Growl” singer could be sentenced to ten years imprisonment, interpreted as a heavy punishment for him.
Another news outlet, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, People’s Daily, chimed in, “There will be no special pardon no matter how famous he is. A person who broke the law will be punished according to the law.”
The publication continued by saying, “This case is no longer a rumour in the entertainment industry anymore but it has become a real case. The more popular a person is, they should abide by the law more. This will teach everyone a firm lesson that no one is above the law.”
Earlier, Weibo officially announced that they’ve already deleted Wu’s account, in addition to his studio’s official account. Apart from that, the Chinese social media platform also revealed that they have “removed over 108 fan accounts and 789 groups for violating its community guidelines” in regards to the controversy involving him.
Not only that, they even removed the accounts of celebs who defended the former EXO member, and banned anyone from mentioning anything about him.