One of China’s biggest Internet stars “mysteriously” disappears after alluding to Tiananmen massacre
- The online star, born in 1992 and made famous by fast-selling lipsticks, attracts waves of young, mostly female fans for her videos on makeup.
Li Jiaqi, whose online shows have millions of followers, has “mysteriously” disappeared after the streamer’s live broadcast was blocked last Friday and no one heard from him again.
Jiaqi was broadcasting one of his live videos last Friday. Just as a cake decorated with what looked like chocolate shavings was being shown on camera, the image froze, and has not returned. Since then, there has been no message from him, and some Internet search results have been censored.
Everything seems to point to the fact that the famous streamer will spend some time in a re-education camp and sooner or later he will appear in a video saying he is healthy and thanking the Chinese Communist Party for its great work in defense of the people.
The video was being streamed a few hours before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and the streamer had alluded to it, prompting many to blame the Chinese authorities for its disappearance.
China tried everything possible to eliminate the memory of what happened on June 4, 1989, when the power sent troops and tanks to put an end to the peaceful protest in this Beijing square, leaving hundreds dead. Even in the history books, references to that day have disappeared, such as, for example, the famous photo of the “tank man”, which shows a man alone in front of the tanks sent to suppress dissent in the square.