China arrests five people in connection with viral Uniqlo sex tape

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Two Uniqlo shoppers in Beijing were propelled into the international spotlight this week when a self-shot sex tape of the couple in the store’s dressing room went viral online. The video has also landed them in the custody of the Beijing police, along with three other people suspected of involvement in the illicit video. According to the BBC, the five people were arrested shortly after the video went online on Wednesday, though news of the arrests only appeared on Sunday morning.

Chinese authorities were exceedingly displeased with the release — and subsequent popularity — of the sex tape. Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet regulator, said that “the vulgar video had spread like a virus online and clashed with…

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