Yang Mi, Dong Jie, and other female celebs win the online-based Razzies of Chinese entertainment.
With the mega success of Chinese dramas and variety programs in recent years, the industry’s unstoppable growth has helped shape a mass culture of celebrity worship and star-chasing. However, with popularity also comes criticism. A community Chinese online platform Douban, known for celebrity gossip and spilling secrets, recently conducted a survey asking fans to vote for their “Top 20 Most Detestable Female Stars”, evoking much public discussion.
# 3: Dong Jie
Taking third position is Dong Jie (董潔) who plays the empress in Ruyi’s Love in the Palace <如懿傳>. Dong Jie was photographed kissing actor Wang Dazhi (王大治) passionately and exposed as cheating in her marriage. Her ex-husband Pan Yueming (潘粵明) is a well-known Chinese actor who loved her deeply, and had praised her as “a good woman” and a “good mother”. After she divorced her husband, it was suspected that her manager used underhand means to smear Pan Yueming, spreading rumors about his alleged violence and sexual impotence. Angered by the move, Pan took legal action and won the suit.
# 2: Yang Mi
Second on the detested list is Yang Mi (楊冪). Since becoming one of the hottest Chinese stars, her popularity unfortunately seemed to rise along with bad press. Common criticism of the 32-year-old actress from netizens include: poor acting even after many years, neglecting her daughter “Little Sticky Rice” for work, as well as deliberately knocking off a mobile phone during live broadcast.
Recently she came under the spotlight again for reneging on her promise to donate to a school for the visually impaired. Although it was later clarified that the collaborative party was the one who was largely at fault, Yang Mi’s studio also admitted its negligence in handling the matter.
#1: Li Xiaolu
Li Xiaolu (李小璐), her husband Jia Nailiang (賈乃亮), and daughter were the perfect family portrait of happiness, before she was exposed for cheating with PG ONE. Since then, the couple has not appeared together publicly even once, provoking widespread rumors of divorce.
The Side Effect of Fame?
Celebrities taking up the 4th to 20th positions were: Angelababy (楊穎), Yang Chaoyue (楊超越), Dilireba (迪麗熱巴), Shen Yue (沈月), Ruby Lin (林心如), Xie Na (謝娜), Jelly Lin (林允),Yao Di (姚笛), Fan Bingbing (范冰冰), Zheng Shuang (鄭爽), Viann Zhang (張馨予), Victoria Song (宋茜), Yao Chen (姚晨), Joe Chen (陳喬恩), Ivy Chen (陳意涵), Wu Xin (吳昕) and Guan Xiaotong (關曉彤).
Almost all trending Chinese female celebrities are ranked on the list. Some netizens have commented on the aptness of the survey results, saying “Everyone on the list is very detestable,” while others feel that the ranking simply reflect the cliche that “The more popular you are, the more gossip you will inspire!”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.