Beijing police have arrested five people over a sex video shot in a branch of Uniqlo stock room scandal, worldwide retail clothes store.
A video clip went viral overnight on the social media last week. The video featured Uniqlo stock room store in Sanlitun – commercial area in Beijing, China.
Beijing police have arrested the performers of the porn video along with three others involved in its production, hours after the footage was aired.
In a one-minute video, a young couple can be seen having passionate moments in what appears to be a changing room. Moreover, the female is completely naked, since her male companion, who is filming the intimate moment, is wearing a black shirt.
Then, at the end of the video, a female voice over an intercom:
“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.”
However, the Japanese-clothing retailer has strongly denied any involvement in the incident or using it as a publicity stunt.
Within in few moments the footage attracted millions of viewers and comments on Chinese social network, Weibo as well as on the mobile messaging app WeChat.
The Beijing branch of Uniqlo has become a place of attraction for the tourists and others in town. Flocks of people are rushing into Sanlitun Village shopping arcade to take selfies.
The Cyberspace Administration of China, the Chinese internet police, said that the video spread like a ‘virus’ on the web and the footage was ‘against socialist core values.’
Chaina Daily reported that Uniqlo could face a fine of between 200,000 and one million yuan and see its license revoked if the video of Uniqlo stock room scandal is found to be a marketing strategy.
Many Chinese accused Japan-based brand for this unpleasant incident and they believe it is definitely a marketing strategy in order to attract more shoppers around the globe.