Chinese Canadian idol Kris Wu (吴亦凡) was arrested last month on the suspicion of rape. Since then, the authorities have been keeping quiet about the idol. But there have been reports of Kris’s mom being arrested and news of him liquidating his assets.
Although the reports were interesting, fans have been waiting for an update about Kris’s current situation. Last night (8th September), they got their wish. A video showing a figure with a striking resemblance to the idol visiting a hospital caused fans to start speculating on the reasons.
A 5-second video was posted on Weibo last night showing a figure being escorted by two policemen through a hospital. The tall and thin figure was covered from head to toe and had fetters chaining his feet together. The five seconds were enough for netizens. They promptly began analysing the video for answers.
Ex-fans were quick to speak up and verify the figure as Kris. “The former fans are here. (We) know that (Kris) doesn’t wear shoes well and he loves to step on the back (part of footwear) and drag,” they said. “The height and shoulders (confirm he is) indeed our Canadian rapist.”
Others agreed saying that the figure and Kris looked alike. “The main features are right; the flat butt, height and the heel part of the shoes,” a netizen pointed out. “Moreover,” another added. “The curvature of the hunched back is almost the same.”
Aside from identifying the figure, these regular Sherlock Holmes also applied themselves to discovering which hospital was featured in the video. According to netizens, the hospital was Beijing Ditan Hospital, formerly known as “Beijing No. 1 Infectious Hospital” in Chaoyang District.
The hospital apparently has departments specialising in infection diseases, dermatology and venereology. “The doctors (on the signboard) on the wall are specialists in STDs,” one netizen stated. Others pointed out that the police officers holding onto the figure were wearing gloves.
Although there has been no confirmation if the figure was indeed Kris Wu, the ex-fans are certain. Frankly, it is amazing what they can glean from a 5-second video.