Final week, Naomi Osaka voiced concern over the disappearance of tennis participant Peng Shuai, and now her social media accounts have been censored in China.
In line with experiences, Peng Shuai, who reappeared Sunday telling Olympic officers in a video name from Beijing that she was secure, had been lacking for weeks after making sexual assault allegations in opposition to a former member of the Communist Social gathering’s ruling Standing Committee, Zhang Gaoli.
On Nov. 16, Osaka wrote on Twitter, “I was recently informed of a fellow tennis player that has gone missing shortly after revealing that she has been sexually abused. Censorship is never OK at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and OK. I’m in shock of [sic] the current situation and I’m sending love and light her way.”
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) November 16, 2021
Serena Williams additionally posted help for Shuai, tweeting, “I am devastated and shocked to hear about the news of my peer, Peng Shuai. I hope she is safe and found as soon as possible. This must be investigated and we must not stay silent. Sending love to her and her family during this incredibly difficult time.”
I’m devastated and shocked to listen to concerning the information of my peer, Peng Shuai. I hope she is secure and located as quickly as attainable. This should be investigated and we should not keep silent. Sending like to her and her household throughout this extremely troublesome time. #whereispengshuai pic.twitter.com/GZG3zLTSC6
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) November 18, 2021