Notwithstanding the Chinese government's ban on porn sites, the buzz around the recent sex tape leak from a popular shopping centre suggests that the country's youth is most interested in topic of "sex".
The leaked video, which shows a couple engaging in sexual activities inside a trial room, violates the socialist values of the country. However, it spread like wildfire on social media platforms such as Weibo and WeChat.
— Laurence Defranoux (@LaurenceDefrano) July 16, 2015
Beijing's fashion flagship store Uniqlo has now become a major destination as the Chinese youth are visiting the store to take a look at the infamous changing room and also to click selfies inside and outside the shopping centre.
Check out the photos where shoppers are flooding to Uniqlo below:
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Meanwhile, Uniqlo in Beijing's Sanlitun becomes selfie central after changing room sex tape goes viral. pic.twitter.com/mehCM6n2zG
— Haidi Lun 伦海迪 (@HaidiLunCNA) July 16, 2015
The video has, however, been removed from the Internet now.
According to CNN, a man, who was apparently recording the controversial one-minute video, asked a naked woman to kiss him. He is further heard saying "Call me husband" and "say we'll be together". The announcement in the background, "Dear customers, welcome to the Uniqlo store at Sanlitun. There are no fitting rooms on the first floor. Please proceed to the second and third floor if you need to try clothes on," revealed that the couple recorded the video inside the Uniqlo store at Sanlitun.
The Chinese couple that had sex in the Uniqlo fitting room. All of China has seen your sex tape pic.twitter.com/RKW7swj3nv
— Derry (@DERWaldorf) July 15, 2015
Many think the video leak was a marketing ploy by the store, but Uniqlo denies such claims.
"We would like to remind the public to uphold social morality and use our fitting rooms in a correct and proper way. We also firmly deny some online allegations saying the video is our marketing gimmick," Uniqlo said in the statement.