After 2 years of Uniqlo changing room sex video still top of the list on search took over Chinese social media. What happened? Watch the flashback sex video.
The one-minute video shows a man with glasses and a long-haired young woman having sex in front of a mirror, inside the changing room of a branch of the Japanese network of Uniqlo clothing stores.
The store is located in Sanlitun, a trendy neighborhood of the Chinese capital, full of bars and shops of international brands.
According to newspaper reports, the video has spread rapidly on Chinese platforms such as WeChat and Weibo, which work similarly to WhatsApp and Twitter, respectively.
Chinese sites say they have already identified the couple that appears in the video. The boy would be Houtian Xu, and even his phone number has already become public. Already the young woman would be Yu Yi. The two study business administration at Union University of Beijing.
The repercussion of the case caused Unqlo to react. “We would like to remind the public to uphold social morality and use our proof rooms properly and properly,” the store said in a statement denying rumors that it would have produced the video as a marketing scam.
Although Uniqlo has officially denied that the video is part of a marketing campaign, the case has produced good results for the Chinese network. The company’s shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange were up 5%.
The viral video has left the country’s internet censors very busy.
To the Global Times newspaper, Xu Feng, director of the Administration of Cyberspace in China, commented the case. “The vulgar video has spread like a virus online and has clashed with core socialist values,” said Xu Feng.
Beijing police are investigating who would be responsible for sharing the video on the internet, as well as who would be the two involved in the sex act. “The government intends to continue to curb vulgar materials online and protect the cyber environment,” Feng said.
In a statement, the Beijing Internet controller claimed that “Chinese Internet users are very concerned and strongly condemn the acts.” However, according to information from The Guardian ‘, the general reaction of the users was of pleasure, not of disgust.
Jokes have spread to Chinese social networks, including a parody that shows a photo of a warning supposedly posted on a taster at Harrods, a luxury department store in London.
“Dear customers, the new rule is: every Chinese couple can only have 10 minutes using our tasters, which is totally enough time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,” jokes the fake poster.
On Thursday morning (16), dozens of young Chinese went to the Uniqlo store and took photos in front of the place. In addition, t-shirts commemorating the sexual encounter at Uniqlo are already being sold at online shopping portals such as Taobao and Tmall.