Six people were arrested in Beijing on Monday night on non-specific ‘drug use’ charges, including a star of “The Voice of China,” Li Daimo. All six tested positive for amphetamines (i.e. “uppers”) and have admitted to using the drugs.
The six were arrested at Li’s temporary apartment in Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. The 25-year-old Li has been silent about the arrest, but his record company has issued a public apology on his behalf.
Li rose to fame after starring in the first season of “The Voice of China” in 2012, and has gotten a reasonably sympathetic response to his arrest on Weibo, as Xinhua reports:
Many netizens found it hard to believe that Li, one of the most popular contestants at the Voice of China, took drugs.
“Even the best voice could fall for the bait of drugs,” said a netizen on Weibo.
Anyone capable of getting a bit of empathy from the Weibo shark-pit of online commentary has certainly reached one hell of a level of celebrity.