From reports of chopsticks and wet wipes used by celebrities going on sale, now, we have a drip bag used by Singapore singer JJ Lin that has been offered for sale online.
38-year-old Lin was in China’s Zhenjiang city in Jiangsu province last Saturday (Oct 28) for the latest leg of his Sanctuary 2.0 World Tour.
The local weather had a toll on him and Lin was admitted to Zhenjiang First People’s Hospital after his concert and he was put on a drip.
Later on, one of the medical staff of the hospital who is also a netizen started selling the drip bag and syringe online.
A photo showing the Chinese character ‘Lin’ and room number on the items were uploaded for sale.
Potential buyers were urged to message him or her on WeChat.
Netizens condemned the action, with some calling for disciplinary action to be taken against the staff.
It was then reported that the drip bag and syringe were ‘taken by a fan’ and it is not the first time an item used by celebrities were sold online.
A pair of chopsticks used by Canadian-Chinese singer Kris Wu and wet wipes used by actress Angelababy was also on sale online.
It is reported that the bed used by Lin at the hospital brought joy to the staff. There is a video online showing nurses and hospital staff taking turns to lie down and roll on the bed.
The hospital announced on its Weibo account on Monday that the staff involved in the incident was suspended and would be dealt with soon.
Investigations showed that the medical waste has been discarded according to regulations.
JFJ Productions, Lin’s agency said in a statement that it deeply regretted the leaking of personal information by individual staff who ignored their professional ethics and added that it is confident the hospital will deal with the incident appropriately.
It also called for a boycott of all actions which infringe on an artist’s privacy.