How many celebs have been cancelled in China this year already? First, there was Zheng Shuang, then Kris Wu, then Zhang Zhehan, followed by Huo Zun, and then Day Day Up host Qian Feng. However none of these cases have been as mystifying as what's happening to Vicki Zhao last week.
The 45-year-old’s name was removed from the projects she starred in and her name wiped from Chinese websites over night. Her celeb pals have also distanced themselves from Vicki by deleting all mention of the star from their social media.
As no official reason has been given by the authorities for their apparent blacklisting of Vicki, netizens have taken it upon themselves to come up with their own reasons.
While some firmly believe that it was ‘cos Vicki had once worn a dress with the Rising Sun flag printed on it, others now believe it’s ‘cos the Chinese government wants to put a restriction on celebs with foreign citizenship. P/S: Vicki is a Singapore Permanent Resident.
And it looks like martial arts superatsr Jet Li, 58, maybe next on the list.