This outspoken Chinese influencer with 10 million followers has reportedly had her social media account closed after saying “Huawei should have collapsed”.
Following a public outcry, the influencer’s social media account was taken down this week.
According to local media, Luo Yufeng, better known as Sister Feng, had her Sina Weibo (Chinese social network) account closed after writing on 20th May: “Huawei should have collapsed [by now].”
The Chinese e-commerce company Suning.com jumped to Huawei’s defence, saying: “Suning will never sell a phone to Luo Yufeng either online or offline.
The company added: “We stand with Huawei.”
The post also angered many Chinese netizens who felt that the internet celebrity was jumping on the bandwagon in attacking Huawei.
The Chinese company is at the centre of a tech battle in the US where it has been placed on a trade blacklist and banned from many countries’ 5G networks following accusations of espionage.
It is currently unclear whether Sister Feng’s comment is the reason for the reported closure of her Sina Weibo account, said to have had around 10 million followers.
Reports claimed that the social network has been purging accounts and removing posts that spread harmful content, including those of Chinese celebrities.
Sister Feng rose to fame in 2008 when she distributed thousands of leaflets in Shanghai asking for a husband with an excessive list of qualifications and personal attributes.
Later that year, the outspoken influencer said that “China has so many people, some deaths are okay” in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
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