Guo Meimei confession on CCTV

Guo Meimei's "trial by CCTV" (Image source: 360t.cc)

Guo Meimei’s “trial by CCTV” (Image source: 360t.cc)

From the South China Morning Post:

‘I like to show off’: Chinese celebrity Guo Meimei 郭美美 confesses to prostitution, gambling charges on state TV

Infamous internet celebrity Guo Meimei appeared on state television wearing orange prison attire on Sunday night, remorseful and in tears over her luxurious lifestyle and the public relations stunt that single-handedly destroyed the reputation of the Red Cross Society of China.

The 23-year-old was detained in Beijing last month on gambling-related charges. Her “confession” broadcast on state-run television marked the end of a months-long investigation by a special cross-provincial police unit.

Guo is the latest in a series of detained celebrities to be paraded on CCTV with pre-trial taped confessions. The practice has already been used to shame Chinese-American blogger Charles Xue 薛蛮子, journalist Gao Yu 高瑜, and British consultant Peter Humphrey, among others

CCTV itself has been under the spotlight from anti-corruption investigators: Finance and economics channel channel director-general Guo Zhenxi, controversial news host Rui Chenggang 芮成钢 and several others have been taken away for questioning. According to commercial media such as iFeng.com — but not central state media — the latest victims at CCTV are two female new anchors that Chinese are said to be involved in the Zhou Yongkang case.


Links and sources
South China Morning Post: ‘I like to show off’: Chinese celebrity Guo Meimei confesses to prostitution, gambling charges on state TV
新华网:新闻链接:郭美美“红会炫富”事件始末
中国新闻网:起底郭美美:开赌局、性交易、“黑”红会
网易:央视起底郭美美:戴手铐素颜出镜忏悔(图)
德国之声:天灾人祸当前为何“炮轰”郭美美?
China Digital Times: Minitrue: Guo Meimei’s Confession
凤凰网:独家:叶迎春和沈冰卷入周永康案正接受调查(图)