With Angelababy (楊穎) and Bai Lu (白鹿) both hosting the long-running variety program Keep Running <奔跑吧>, fans are currently at war over who is more popular on the show and which actress is driving the highest ratings.
After the production crew misspelled Angelababy’s name despite being a long-time host, fans became angry as they believe Angelababy was the main reason behind the show’s popularity. Unhappy with these claims, many of Bai Lu’s fans commented that viewership ratings peaked whenever the actress was onscreen.
Both Angelababy and Bai Lu have yet to comment on their alleged rivalry, which apparently is driven mainly by netizens. Fan camps began criticizing each other’s idols including their appearances. To make matters worse, someone claimed that Angelababy was personally unhappy with her screen time on Keep Running and lashed out at the production crew and at Bai Lu.
Yu Zheng’s Attempt at Being Peacemaker
Since producer Yu Zheng (于正) has worked with both Angelababy and Bai Lu, his social media was bombarded with questions on the alleged rivalry between the actresses. Although he is Bai Lu’s manager, Yu Zheng made a failed attempt at being peacemaker. He exclaimed, “What is this nonsense? Both are great friends–where is this discord even coming from?”
Unhappy with his neutral response, some netizens brought back the notorious claim that Yu Zheng made earlier about the education statuses of his artistes. Although he claimed that all artistes under his agency are studious and intelligent, netizens discovered Xu Kai (許凱) and Bai Lu only had modest education credentials. Because of this, many felt Yu Zheng was not qualified to comment.
Evidently unaffected, Angelababy was actually one of the first artistes to help Yu Zheng promote his latest drama Gone With the Rain <微雨燕雙飛>. Although many artistes helped promote the series, Bai Lu and Xu Kai surprisingly did not promote the series on social media.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.