TAIPEI : Nude photos of a man who looked very much like Taiwanese star Jerry Yan have caused quite a stir on the Internet.
The photos, which appeared to be taken inside a vehicle, were posted online on Wednesday.
Though the lower half of the body was obscured by pixelation, many netizens slammed the poster for uploading the explicit photos.
While some commented that the photos did not look like they had been doctored, others said the man in the photos only looked like the Taiwanese star.
Yan's management agency on Wednesday demanded that the shots be taken down and even convened to discuss how to handle the scandal.
According to Taiwan media reports, the photos were uploaded by a netizen nicknamed "Huayi staff" - Huayi Brothers Media Corporation is one of China's most renowned companies in the entertainment circle.
"Huayi staff" later clarified that the man in the photo was not Yan but a doppelganger. He added that he never said the man, a porn star, was Yan.
Yan, who is currently in China, however took the matter pretty lightly and even joked that the photos were "not bad".
"Such a good physique, how I wish it were me," the singer-actor said in an SMS.
"Can I have his number? We can get him to be my body double for butt shots in future."