4:54 pm - 08/13/2019

Lay cuts ties with Samsung over "One-China Policy"

Many chinese stars have canceled their contracts with foreign luxury brands (such as Versace, Coach & Givenchy) after it was found that they do not adhere to the one-China policy and list Hong Kong and Taiwan as seperate countries on shirts they're selling.

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.

sources: @xingpark 1, 2, @layshands, bloomberg.com, @TrendingWeibo
camouflagecat 13th-Aug-2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Some time ago I saw on twitter this screencap that Jackson and Lucas both posted on weibo the China flag (this is the only tweet with the screencaps I've seen tho, but I've seen many people mention this/them if you search for it)

Jackson always seemed to me like a person that doesn't wanna mix politics into his business if possible, plus he's stayed silent in the past, so I wonder if his hand was forced/his job was on the line... (same with Lucas I guess)

edit: ok someone is saying he actually "RT-ed" it instead of posting it directly but... if true idk if it changes anything (sorry for the edits)

Edited at 2019-08-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
karaskye 13th-Aug-2019 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure every single celebrity who promotes in China had to post this.

After Bing Bing's disappearance, I don't think anyone is taking any chances.
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