Uniqlo sex video: Five arrested after changing room footage from China goes viral

Chinese authorities have condemned the footage as being against "core socialist values"

Five people have been arrested by Chinese police after a sex tape apparently made in a Uniqlo changing room went viral.

The video gained millions of views online after it was uploaded to social media last week. In the footage, a young couple appear to have sex in the changing room of the fashion retailer’s store in the Sanlitun area of Beijing.

The clip spread like wildfire online after it was shared on Chinese social media.

China Daily reports that police have now arrested five people in connection with the video, including the couple featured in it.

According to the paper, police are seeking to establish whether the video was a publicity stunt by Uniqlo. The company deny any involvement in the video.

In a statement they said: “We would like to remind the public to uphold social morality and use our fitting rooms in a correct and proper way.

“We also firmly deny some online allegations saying the video is our marketing gimmick.”

The video has caused a stir in China, with the director of the internet watchdog Cyberspace Administration of China condemning the footage as “against socialist core values”.

The Uniqlo store where the footage was shot has become something of a tourist attraction as people flock to take selfies outside the now notorious building.

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