On Chinese social media, some young people from China are reportedly copying former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s shooter in a trend that appears to be celebrating the former PM’s murder.

According to a news agency, young people in China are making short films for social media while appearing as the gunman in an effort to start a trend supporting the shooter who killed the Japanese Prime Minister Abe. Tetsuya Yamagami, the assassin, was referred to as a “hero” in anti-Japanese remarks that went viral on Chinese social media shortly after the attack on PM Abe.

Shinzo Abe, a former Japanese Prime Minister, was shot on July 8 during a campaign rally by an 41-year-old Nara City resident;he passed away shortly afterwards.