Being a whistleblower often means facing harsh lash backs from other people. It can take both a mental and emotional toll, and usually, it’s better for them to disappear for a short while afterwards.
In July this year, blogger Du Meizhu (都美竹) accused Canadian-Chinese soloist Kris Wu (吴亦凡) of seeking out and grooming underage girls. As the scandal grew bigger, Du went underground. However, she recently resurfaced and seems to be in a much better state of mind.
Du was not the only one involved in exposing Kris, but, she was easily the biggest target. Netizens left threats and were very toxic to her online, putting her under great mental stress. Du disappeared from social website Weibo in August and there were rumours she dropped out of school as well. However, after a month’s break, it appears the blogger is ready to make a comeback.
On 21st September, Du posted photos of her getting a haircut. In addition to showing off her new hairstyle, she also wished everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Then, on 25th September, she released a video of herself riding a bus with a bright smile on her face. “Don’t slow down,” she wrote. “We will all become better people.”
Fans left messages in the comments, complimenting her looks. One comment said she looked “naturally vivid and energetic”. “Don’t use such heavy makeup, you look better,” the comment read. Others showed their support for her, advising her to ignore malicious netizens. Du also admitted she looked healthier thanks to her mother feeding her.
It is likely Du returned as Kris Wu’s case seems to be coming to a close, especially since the idol is now behind bars. Although his case is not completely shut tight, Du clearly feels safe enough to make her reappearance.
We wish the influencer well as she makes a comeback and look forward to enjoying her content again!