Taiwan star’s gig off amid ‘support’ for independence

Source:Global Times Published: 2016/12/25 22:38:39

A concert by an allegedly pro-independence Taiwan singer Crowd Lu, which was scheduled to be held on January 6 in Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong Province, was reportedly canceled on Friday.

According to news portal guancha.cn on Saturday, Lu openly supported and took part in demonstrations in Taiwan in 2014 against the cross-Straits trade deal, a major economic cooperation system with the Chinese mainland, while claiming on multiple occasions that he was "not afraid to be shunned [by the mainland]."

The ticket page for the event has been shut down and the gig has been canceled, Yang Hui, an employee of gig promoter Shandong Performance Company was quoted as saying by guancha.cn.

The company refused to comment on the incident when reached by the Global Times on Sunday.

Consequently, Lu was singled out by Huang An, another Taiwan singer, an opponent of "Taiwan independence," as a "supporter of Taiwan independence" in November 2015.

Lu was scratched from the schedule of the Strawberry Music Festival in Guangdong Province last year, for his alleged support for "Taiwan independence."

In January, Taiwan-born K-pop star Tzuyu Chou, a 16-year-old member of South Korean girl group TWICE, was accused of being pro-Taiwan independence, and was forced to apologize.

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