A popular special effects editor by the name Hong Liang on Douyin – the Chinese version of TikTok – revealed that he was beaten up after editing a video of himself kissing Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat..
According to China Press, Hong Liang manipulated a kissing scene between Dilmurat and her co-star Yang Yang in the drama, You Are My Glory, by editing himself into Yang Yang's position.
The clip, which he uploaded on Douyin for his 1.1 million followers to see, drew flak from the actress' fans on social media.
In a video posted on March 24, Hong Liang could be seen with several bruises on his face as he apologised for his actions.
He wrote in the caption of his clip: "A few of Dilraba's fans, kids in their 20s, came to my studio based on a location I had tagged, and this happened."
While the 34-year-old didn't explicitly detail what had happened, he reportedly hinted that the tampered video had angered the actress' fans which resulted in the attack.
Hong Liang said that he will delete the video from his social media account. He also told his followers that he will stop updating momentarily due to his injuries.
"(I will) take a break and get better in the future," he added.
This incident received mixed reaction from netizens who felt that both parties were at fault.
On the one hand, some criticised Hong Liang for infringing copyrights by editing the original video and going "over the top" with his editing.
On the other hand, some commented that the fans went too far over an edit and should have lodged a police report instead of getting physical.