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Earlier this week, hashtags and super topics related to Chinese actress Vicki Zhao were deleted from Chinese social media platform Weibo almost overnight. The 45-year-old’s name was also removed from the credits of multiple projects she worked on, including Vicki's star-making turn in My Fair Princess.

Some speculated that it might have been ‘cos the actress once wore a dress bearing a design of the controversial Rising Sun flag for a photoshoot. Others think that it might be due to the many financial issues plaguing Vicki and her billionaire tycoon husband, Huang Youlong.

Whatever the reason, it looks like the authorities are determined to scrub all mention of the actress from the Internet. 

And it looks like a number of Chinese celebs, including some of her pals, have followed suit. 

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