… aren’t here, you naughty bastards. Lately, lots of people have been stumbling on this website through Google searches of Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) while other concerned readers have been writing in to us wondering about our curious silence on Zhang Ziyi’s latest paparazzi photos, the biggest celebrity scandal to hit China after Edison Chen‘s “sexy photo gate”. Well those pictures, all 81 of them, belong to X71online.com who’s been known to sue bloggers for using their pictures without permission (even the great Perez Hilton has stopped using their pics after getting sued by them for US$7.5 million). Those brave ballsy souls at ChinaSmack, though, have ripped the pictures and put all of them up on their website. We decided to put up the two animated gifs they found (created by bored Chinese netizens) that totally cracked us up after the jump [NSFW, and not safe for consumption if you’ve just had dinner].
ESWN: The season for sexy photos [translated from Hecaitou]
ESWN: Possible Classifications of the Zhang Ziyi Photos [translated from Alone in the Fart]
All previous Shanghaiist stories on Zhang Ziyi HERE
UPDATE: Zhang Ziyi makes first public appearance since beach photo scandal
Photo of Apple Daily report from ESWN.