A couple whose sex tape made a Uniqlo changing room a very popular place are among a group of five people who have been arrested.
The couple filmed themselves having sex in the changing rooms of the fashion brand’s flagship store in Beijing. As a result, fans started swarming to the shop to take selfies and there’s even a t-shirt that’s been made using a screengrab.
The couple were arrested on Wednesday night, according to a report on Beijing Television.
The channel said: ‘Five people were taken away by police including the man and woman who played the main role.
‘The police investigation has two main parts: who published this unsavoury video, and was it an example of hype by the business (Uniqlo).’China’s online regulator the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said late Wednesday that distributing the footage was ‘against socialist core values’.
At first it’s unclear where the quickie is taking place. Then a voice on the intercom is heard saying: ‘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.’
Fact: Sex sells. And the store is enjoying an increase in customers, reports CNN.
But Uniqlo has denied any involvement.
A spokesperson said: ‘As a responsible international brand, Uniqlo is dedicated to providing consumers with safe, comfortable and quality shopping experiences and locations.
‘We would like to remind all customers to abide by society’s moral standard and properly and appropriately use our fitting rooms.’