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Zhang Zhehan, lead of "Word of Honor", cancelled in China after controversial past photos emerge



The controversy started when netizens found pictures of Zhang Zhehan attending a friend's wedding at Nogi Shrine in Japan (a controversial location because it's dedicated to a Japanese general of the Imperial Army) and posing with Dewi Sukarno (she defended some Japanese hotel chain that supplied books denying the Nanjing Massacre happened).



Netizens then also dug up pictures of the actor visiting Yasukuni Shrine (there are 1,068 war criminals enshrined there, 14 of whom are convicted Class A war criminals).



Zhang Zhehan posted an apology admitting to his ignorance but it didn't quell down the controversy. The brands he used to endorse have started dropping him one by one, the China Association of Performing Arts is calling for a boycott and his accounts have also disappeared from Chinese social media.





There is a reddit post with a more detailed timeline, but since the OP didn't source everything they mentioned in order for me to repost it I am merely linking to it HERE if anyone wants to read it.

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