Lay cuts ties with Samsung over "One-China Policy"
Lay's studio has now announced that they canceled his modeling contract with Samsung because of their "global official website's lack of definition of the country and region".
He previously announced that he will "always adhere to the one-China policy, firmly maintains national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose any speech and behavior in various forms attempting to split the homeland" after Calvin Klein announced him as his new global ambassador.
[Translation] 190813 Yixing Studio Weibo Update: the studio makes a statement on terminating contract with Samsung Mobile pic.twitter.com/tJ6vxPwvFo— 张艺兴吧✩XingPark (@XingPark) August 13, 2019
190812 @lay_studio weibo update: "Mr. Zhang Yixing and Zhang Yixing Studio always adhere to the one-China policy, firmly maintains national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose any speech and behavior in various forms attempting to split the homeland" pic.twitter.com/T7ORlG5dL5— 张艺兴吧✩XingPark (@XingPark) August 12, 2019
Just FYI, the studio's post is in response to 👇— Layshands 和你🍯 (@layshands) August 12, 2019
While Calvin Klein didn't have a t-shirt fiasco, it issued a statement and apology today on "...the misunderstanding of the language/country classification options on the CK US website..." and Yixing is the brand's new ambassador https://t.co/C5QnxdDyXG pic.twitter.com/jb4hqind6z
sources: @xingpark 1, 2, @layshands, bloomberg.com, @TrendingWeibo