Kris Wu received a sentence of 13 years in prison and deportation by the Chaoyang District People's Court in China after finding him guilty of raping and sexually assaulting minors. As a Canadian citizen who would be deported to his country, there are worries that he may suffer a chemical castration as part of Canada's standard procedure against sex offenders.
The Chemical castration that Wu may undergo is also referred to as medical castration, which sees the use of chemicals or drugs to stop sex hormones production. This procedure is often performed to prevent sex offenders, though it's also used to treat tumors that feed on sex hormones.
In Canada, this procedure is often adapted by the Canadian Correctional Service, which provides parallel counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. That said, fans have mixed reactions to the claims.
Though some of them feel it's only appropriate for the former K-pop idol to experience it for what he has done, others don't feel comfortable about it. They want to confirm the news first if it happens before they jump to any conclusion.
The Beijing court revealed Wu's sentence on November 25. The former EXO member would spend 13 years in prison after being proven guilty of raping and organizing an orgy.
The Canadian-Chinese singer reportedly raped three women, who were drunk when the incident happened, between November and December 2020. For that, he received 11 and a half years of imprisonment.
The court in the district of Chaoyang claimed Wu took advantage of the three drunken women in his home. He also received a sentence of one and a half years of jail time after organizing an orgy in July 2018.
Elsewhere, the State Taxation Administration of China also found that Wu evaded 170 million Yuan or more than $23 million in taxes. Hence, he was fined 600 million or over $80 million.
Wu's case is considered the biggest #MeToo case in China. The Weibo hashtag related to his charges was viewed almost a couple of billion times, while the victims and the police's action received massive support.
After he was detained in China in August 2021 following the sexual assault accusations of a woman named Du Meizhu on Weibo, a number of big brands dropped the artist. The likes of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and Porsche cut ties with Wu. By the looks of it, multiple brands took a stance against the former actor.