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Chinese influencer banned from Douyin for eating a live wasp

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  • A Chinese influencer has been banned from Douyin after he filmed himself eating a live wasp, prompting heavy backlash from online users.
  • The man, who had over 560,000 followers, was banned from the social media platform on Sunday.
  • Following the stunt, he suffered extremely swollen lips and difficulty swallowing.
  • The man claimed the video attracted more than 100,000 viewers and planned to do the same stunt on Sunday before his account was banned.

A Chinese influencer who shared a video of himself eating a live wasp was banned from Douyin, shortly before his second attempt at the dangerous stunt.

Wang Chan was banned from Douyin on Sept. 4after he uploaded the wasp-eating video. He had over 560,000 followers on the platform.

Singaporean OnlyFans creator Titus Low opens ‘Only Creamery’ cafe on ‘6/9’

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  • Titus Low, a Singapore-based influencer who sparked controversy for producing NSFW content on OnlyFans, opened a cafe business on Tuesday.
  • Only Creamery, located in Singapore’s Chinatown, is currently serving 18 flavors of handcrafted gelato, along with pastries, coffee, tea and other beverages.
  • Low, who co-founded the business with three other people, said he has been working on it for the past few months.
  • The 22-year-old was arrested for his OnlyFans content in late December and is currently out on bail.

Singaporean influencer Titus Low, who has sparked controversy for producing NSFW content on OnlyFans, launched a cafe business called Only Creamery this week.

Low, 22, first made headlines in late December after being arrested for “transmitting obscene materials” in Singapore. The country’s penal code makes it illegal to transmit any obscene materials by electronic means or to take part in or receive profits from any business where such materials are transmitted.

Ulzzang Hong Young-ki, 31-year-old mother of 2, looks so young that middle school boys asked for her number

  • Hong Young-ki, 31, is currently a wife, a mother of two kids, and the CEO of two online shopping businesses.
  • After starring in a reality show about influencers in 2009, she has maintained a large following on social media.
  • Online, she has generated buzz for her youthful looks, which often get her mistaken for a teenager.
  • During a recent trip to the U.S., teenage boys tried to befriend her and even asked for her number.

A 31-year-old mother of two from South Korea looks so young she could easily pass for a teenager.

Local fans got to know Hong Young-ki in the late 2000s as an ulzzang, an early version of influencers who became famous online for their looks. 

Chinese crypto influencer makes over $5 million in 10 days selling her photos as NFTs

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  • Chinese influencer Yuqing Irene Zhao successfully launched an NFT collection with the slogan: “SIMP: Simplicity, Integrity, Meaning, and Purpose.”
  • The collection features images of the crypto influencer in different poses with slang used in the crypto community, such as “gm,” “wen Binance” and “yes ser.”
  • The influencer’s collection follows in the footsteps of “Ghozali Everyday,” an NFT collection that made Indonesian college student Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali a millionaire.
  • Zhao is also creating a platform that will allow other influencers to create their own NFTs.

A Chinese influencer’s non-fungible token (NFT) project has reached a trading volume of 2,300 ether (around $5.5 million) less than two weeks after its launch.

Singapore-based Yuqing Irene Zhao, 28, created the IreneDAO collection based on a sticker pack she made for her Telegram community, reported Cointelegraph

Beauty influencer apologizes for using anti-Asian slur in makeup tutorial video

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  • A video tutorial shared by makeup brand Juvia’s Place sparked online backlash over the use of an anti-Asian slur.
  • In the video, influencer Maggie Carrie explains that she drew her eyeliner in a certain way to give her eyes a “ch*nky look.”
  • In response to the criticism, both Carrie and Juvia’s Place have issued separate apologies.

A barrage of online criticism has prompted a makeup brand and a beauty influencer to issue separate apologies for the latter’s use of an anti-Asian slur during a makeup tutorial video. 

The controversial clip, which Juvia’s Place uploaded on its social media pages last week, shows influencer Maggie Carrie saying she wants to give her eyes a “ch*nky look” as she applies her eyeliner.

Lindsay Ellis quits YouTube months after igniting controversy with a tweet comparing ‘Raya’ to ‘Avatar’

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  • After months of controversy, YouTuber and film critic Lindsay Ellis appeared to announce on Monday that she was quitting social media.
  • Ellis was first embroiled in controversy after tweeting in March that the Disney animated movie “Raya and the Last Dragon,” which featured Southeast Asian motifs and starred Asian American actors, was “‘Avatar’ redux.”
  • Critics described the comparison as racist, and subsequent responses by Ellis only escalated the situation.

YouTuber and film critic Lindsay Ellis departed social media after months of being embroiled in a controversy surrounding comments she made earlier this year about Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

In a tweet posted on Dec. 27, Ellis simply wrote “Goodbye.” She also linked to an essay on her Patreon entitled “Walking Away from Omelas,” a reference to an Ursela K. Le Guin short story, implying Ellis believes she is leaving an unfair system. 

‘I can eat a lot — is that a fault?’: Livestreamer banned from buffet in China goes viral on Weibo

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A Chinese food influencer has been banned from attending an all-you-can-eat restaurant in China after he allegedly downed too much food.

Eating too much: The food livestreamer, identified as Mr. Kang, was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha, Hunan, for reportedly eating an excessive amount of the restaurant’s offerings.

Blackpink stans call on YG Ent to protect Jennie from Filipino scammer’s billboard date invite

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Fans have expressed concern after a self-confessed scammer from the Philippines bought two giant billboards to ask Blackpink member Jennie out on a date.

Desperate call for attention: Social media influencer Christian Albert Gaza, 28, also known as Xian Gaza, set up the billboards with his photo near the office of Blackpink’s management agency YG Entertainment in Seoul, reported Rappler.

One of China’s first influencers gets jail time for selling diet pills containing banned drug

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A Chinese social media personality was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for allegedly “selling poisonous and harmful food.”

Banned substance: Guo Meiling, a 30-year-old online influencer also known as Guo Meimei, was found guilty in January and February of selling diet candy and pills which contained the appetite suppressant sibutramine, reported South China Morning Post.

New trend sees Chinese influencers head to Shanghai Costco to pretend they’re in the US

Costco is beloved by millions of shoppers all over the world for having just about everything one could possibly need. For some, that includes the perfect backdrop to their photos, as Chinese influencers have recently been flocking to the stores as part of a new trend.

For the aesthetic: Influencers in China are posing just outside of Shanghai Costco, the country’s sole Costco location, to make themselves appear as though they’re in Los Angeles. The trend reflects the younger generation’s way of coping with travel restrictions due to the pandemic along with their interest in American culture, according to Quartz.