On August 12, rumors began to circulate on Chinese social media about activist Agnes Chow. A user stated “She has an angelic face, but she has actually received secret military training. She is very dangerous.”
A photo of a woman holding a gun was posted– that woman happened to be a screenshot of Yua Yaiba (portrayed by Hiroe Igeta) of Kamen Rider Zero-One.
🇭🇰 Photo shows Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow pointing a gun?
False ❌ this image shows an actress in a Japanese television show https://t.co/7VgBa9wvXy
— AFP Fact Check 🔎 (@AFPFactCheck) August 14, 2020
Here’s an image of what Agnes Chow looks like (from BBC):
Agnes Chow also posted a reply to the post on Facebook:
Brains are awesome. I wish everybody had one.
Netizens reacted with comments such as:
“She really resembles her” “Everyone likes Japanese tokusatsu.” “Agnes should be a Kamen Rider.”
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