The price of fame is the loss of privacy – something which popular actor Wang Yibo (王一博) must feel acutely about, given the out-of-line and extreme actions of his ardent fans – who have previously started fight over their idol at Haidilao hotpot restaurant and now, on board a plane!
Police Report Made Over Plane Flight
The 25-year-old released a statement through his company Yue Hua Entertainment on May 27 which stated that the star has been harassed by a particularly obsessive fan, who not only waited out at hotels, but also found representatives to merge into the production units on drama sets, and even disturbed Yibo’s parents and friends at their homes. Making reference to a plane incident, the statement added that Wang Yibo was against fan actions which “threatened public order.”
According to netizens who were on the same flight as Wang Yibo, they witnessed a female fan who kneeled down while loudly confessing her adoration, screaming “I love you! I love you! Your majesty, please accept a kowtow from concubine.”
Quick to Turn Down Fan Illusions
While other rational fans present expressed disapproval and chastised her behavior, a second fan who thought of herself as “Wang Yibo’s fiancée,” was provoked into jealousy by the “concubine’s” display of affection, and started a quarrel with her. A fight then broke out between the two which required intervention from the crew members on board, and a police report made to sort out the situation, though Wang Yibo, who had earphones on, remained nonchalant throughout.
Scarred by fans’ obsessive behaviors, Wang Yibo was in Beijing at a beverage launch event following the incident. When the host asked what if there was “anything which he would like to do with his fans,” he replied instantaneously, “Nope!” While his hostile reaction shocked fans on-site, netizens wondered if the host had forgotten to do his prior “homework,” as he totally touched on Yibo’s nerves with the question!