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 14th-Aug-2019 09:15 am (UTC)
What exactly is the sentence supposed to mean? "What a shame for hong Kong"? (not coming at you or anything just curious/dumb)
mycorrhizoid 14th-Aug-2019 11:44 am (UTC)
IDK what the English means, but the Chinese text is a lot clearer. Lay's caption : trust your country / oppose violence / hope China and Hong Kong are peaceful.

Text in the graphic: "I support the Hong Kong police, you can hit/attack me"

Seems to be implying that the protesters are the ones using violence and not the police (actually the reverse).
goshipgurl 14th-Aug-2019 12:24 pm (UTC)
Is he the only one that posted this or was is another order from the CCP to all celebs?

mycorrhizoid 14th-Aug-2019 12:41 pm (UTC)
I just checked a few other Instagrams (Jackson, Tao, Victoria). None of them posted it, just Lay.
trancexperiment 14th-Aug-2019 12:57 pm (UTC)
I do believe that there are celebs who are expected to openly show support for China nationalism because they have to, and then I also believe there are celebs who actually believe in this stuff, like Lay. His staunch nationalism in the past has made it hard for me to see past it and enjoy him as an idol so this post from him isn’t surprising whatsoever.

He used to be a fav but I’m just really disappointed in him now
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