Wang Churan’s (王楚然) career has hit a snag after starring in Fireworks of My Heart <我的人間煙火> with co-star-turned-boyfriend Yang Yang (楊洋). As netizen’s dissatisfaction over Wang Churan’s character mounted, the anti-fans made a stir over Wang Churan’s indifference to criticism and started a boycott campaign.
Praised for her sweet yet elegant image, Wang Churan was once nicknamed as “Little Liu Yifei” and was handpicked by the artistic director to play a supporting role in Oh My General when she was in high school. Since then, Wang Churan filmed 2-3 dramas every year including The Longest Promise <玉骨遙> and Joy of Life 2 <慶餘年2>.
Despite a promising start in the entertainment industry, Wang Churan’s role in Fireworks of My Heart was met with disdain as netizens criticized her character as annoying and being blinded by love. However, the actress was undeterred by netizens’ review and shared in an interview, “I think the character is very attractive to me. It’s rare to come across such an imperfect girl. It makes me want to play this realistic person.”
Many netizens believed that Wang Churan was similarly blinded by love like her on-screen character and noted that her co-star and boyfriend Yang Yang was less willing to respond positively to his role in the drama. Although Yang Yang was criticized for his acting skills, Yang Yang took a pragmatic approach and wrote, “Thank you for your tolerance, companionship, criticism and suggestion this summer. We’ll see you next time.
The anti-fans shared that they were disappointed by Wang Churan’s lack of self-awareness and took drastic measures to be heard. When the anti-fans discovered that a beverage company developed a new product dedicated to Wang Churan, the anti-fans rallied to boycott the drink. The manufacturer was forced to remove the product off the shelf and blur our Wang Churan’s photo.
Shortly after, the keyword “What did Wang Churan do wrong” appeared on the hot search. While some netizens did not believe that the actress deserved the hate, the anti-fans responded, “It’s important to understand this: in order to reap the benefits of being an artist, it is necessary for them to accept the audience’s criticism. Is it not a mistake to accept a script like this? The mistake was having a boyfriend who pushed her out to protect himself. Don’t blame the audience. Blame the boyfriend.”
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.