Two Hong Kong Instagram influencers were arrested Sunday evening after livestreaming themselves taking “revenge” on a man who they said had sent sexually harassing messages.
Screengrabs from the live video show a man, in some shots wearing only only underwear, sitting on a bed in a Yau Ma Tei hotel.
In an earlier part of the video, one of the females takes a belt out of plastic bag and asks him if he knows what it is for. He responds sheepishly that he doesn’t know, and she proceeds to whip the belt against the mattress as her friend laughs.
Later, they pressure him to take off his top, saying “you remove one piece of clothing and I’ll remove one too.”
At one point, one of them holds up her sandal and asks him to lick it “with enjoyment.” He does reluctantly, then immediately goes to the bathroom to rinse his mouth.
The two women have been identified as 25-year-old Instagram influencers Miss Pun and Emilia Wong. The pair are often the subject of controversy on online forums, where netizens have called them “prostitutes” and “whores” in response to their regular uploading of racy photos and videos.
The Sunday incident renewed the criticism. On LIHKG, some pointed out the fact that the man in the video seemed to be of below-average intelligence. One comment read: “They think it’s so cool to bully somebody who is mentally ill.”
According to HK01, police received reports at around 5pm Sunday from netizens watching the live video. Screenshots from the video show police officers in the hotel room, but by the time they arrived the man had already left.
Police arrested the pair—who told police that the man had sexually harassed them online—as well as a 34-year-old man who was reportedly filming the incident with them on charges of outraging public indecency. Further investigation is underway.