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Kris Wu Brands drop China star over teen sex allegations

Kris Wu  Brands drop China star over teen sex allegations

Kris Wu Brands drop China star over teen sex allegations

Chinese popstar Kris Wu denies sexual assault allegation Mon, 19 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-Singer-actor Kris Wu has denied the accusations and said he was filing a defamation suit.

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Kris Wu: Brands drop China star over teen sex allegations

  • Beauty brand Kans cut short Wu's endorsement, others like Porsche, Master Kong, and Tencent's King of Glory have backed away from the star.

  • Asian American Olympians representing the United States are competing for gold in Tokyo as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are targets of violence and bigotry back home.Why it matters: Advocates say the anti-Asian hate is taking a mental health toll on Asian Americans, and Asian American athletes are entering the games under the added pressure of competing in Asia before a worldwide audience.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.They're also under restr

  • South Korea launched its own food program for its athletes and delegates in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, over fears they may be served radioactively contaminated ingredients.

  • Some people have been quickly cleared, while others are still waiting.

  • “… He deserves to be in prison for his whole life,” teenager says.

  • China launched the world’s largest carbon-trading system on Friday in a step toward ratcheting up its fight against climate change, but it’s unlikely to help the top-polluting nation reduce its emissions in the near future.

  • “I said so many things then that I totally don't agree with now, or think the opposite thing,” Billie Eilish said in a recent interview with Vogue Australia.

  • Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, July 19. All times are Eastern.

  • Cyberattackers linked to a Chinese spy agency conducted a major ransomware attack against an American company, adding a new layer of complexity to a threat usually attributed to Russia, according to President Joe Biden’s administration.

  • The U.S., NATO and other allies are collectively calling out China for malicious cyberattacks, including a March attack that exploited a flaw in Microsoft's Exchange Server. Why it matters: It's the first time that NATO, a military alliance founded in 1949 to confront the Soviet Union, has signed onto a formal condemnation of China's cyber activities.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeZoom in: Authorities are detailing more than 50

  • Fired Lexington police officer Jervis Middleton has filed two lawsuits challenging his termination for communicating with racial justice protesters in 2020.

  • Vice TVAmerican police officers’ reputations have taken a public beating over the past few years thanks to a string of notorious incidents, peaking with the 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin. Homicide isn’t the only crime that cops commit, however, and Vice TV’s new Betraying the Badge (premiering July 19) shines a spotlight on some of the most infamous instances of individuals abusing their positions of law-enforcement power for their own unjust

  • Chinese swimmers have struggled to escape the shadow of suspicion since a spate of doping cases in the 1990s and the four-year ban handed out to triple Olympic champion Sun Yang will only bring them added scrutiny in Tokyo, former Olympians have told Reuters. The ban dished out to Sun, the pride of Chinese swimming, is fodder to those who had long harboured suspicions about the country's programme due to its patchy doping record. China's swimming programme has seen its reputation tarnished by a series of scandals, most notably when one female swimmer was caught with 13 vials of human growth hormone at Sydney airport ahead of the 1998 world championships in Perth.

  • A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II. French officials and anti-racism groups joined the 94-year-old in expressing indignation. As more than 100,000 people marched around France against government vaccine rules on Saturday, some demonstrators wore yellow stars recalling the ones the Nazis forced Jews to wear. Other demonstrators carried signs evoking the Auschwitz death camp or South Africa’s apartheid regime, claiming the French government was unfairly mistreating them with its anti-pandemic measures.

  • Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota will not run Olympics-related TV commercials amid lacklustre public support for the Olympics, with two-thirds of Japanese doubting organisers can keep the Games safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a local media poll. Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, and other executives will not attend the opening ceremony either, Toyota said on Monday. “It is true that Toyota will not be attending the opening ceremony, and the decision was made considering various factors including no spectators,” a spokesperson said.

  • A video of the incident shows an elderly Asian man, who appears to be screaming, being held to the ground by a hooded suspect in Oakland, California.

  • France will ban from next year the killing of male chicks by crushing or gassing, a practice denounced as barbaric by animal welfare groups, and will push for a similar measure at European level, the agriculture minister said on Sunday. Each year, 50 million male chicks are culled in this way, Julien Denormandie said in an interview posted on the website of daily Le Parisien.

  • Those who saw Nicolas Cage bloodied, bearded and grizzled in the first trailer for “Pig” might’ve made a lot of wrong assumptions about the film — like that at any moment, Cage would go nuts and mow down a room full of people in search of his prized, kidnapped truffle pig. Many online quickly jumped at comparing the trailer to action epics like “John Wick” or “Taken,” and we at TheWrap even dubbed the film a “revenge thriller.” But as it turns out, Cage never really goes there; his performance i

  • Actor and producer Idris Elba is tired of internet trolls hiding behind fake usernames and private profiles. The 48-year-old took […] The post Idris Elba says all social media users should be verified appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Thailand's COVID-19 task force on Monday called on people to follow stricter containment measures, warning that without cooperation record daily infection rates could roughly treble to reach 30,000 under a worst-case scenario. Thailand could see daily infections of more than 30,000 if the public did not comply, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the country's COVID-19 task force, told a briefing.


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Kris Wu: Brands drop China star over teen sex allegations Mon, 19 Jul 2021 05:00:00 -0700-Beijing (AFP). Chinese pop idol Kris Wu denied date raping a teenage student Monday, as brands began severing ties with the star. Wu shot to fame as a …


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