Brad Pitt sets China social media astir with visit note


AFP

BEIJING–Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt made waves on Monday with his first post on Chinese social media, a cryptic message suggesting he would soon visit the country. “It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming,” said the initial entry on the star’s verified account on Sina Weibo, one of China’s hugely popular Twitter-like microblogs. It was unclear if the message from the star of “Fight Club,” “Spy Game,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and other films meant that he would be physically coming to China. Various Internet movie sites say Pitt was banned from entering the country after starring in “Seven Years in Tibet.”

Pitt’s Weibo account was an instant hit on Monday, drawing more than 100,000 followers within six hours of his first post.