(Above) Screengrabs and videos compiled by netizens were shared on the internet and popular apps such as Xiaohongshu.
Well-known as the “Queen of driving sales”, popular Chinese star Yang Mi (楊冪) was recently criticized for her diva-like and unprofessional behaviors during a recent livestream!
Uncooperative on Livestream
Maintaining high popularity for over a decade, the actress is known one of China’s most bankable stars, and triggered apparel trends simply with what she was spotted wearing. However, the 36-year-old was recently criticized for unwieldy livestream behaviors – as footage of a boxing day livestream on December 26 suddenly trended around January 6. In it, Yang Mi asked the host to remove her screengrabs before showing netizens the footage, with her unhappiness and impatience evident throughout. When the host tried to get her to model a hair accessory later, Yang Mi expressed her displeasure, “Don’t try to control my life, can’t I do it myself”.
When asked about her wishes for the new year, the actress then read out all the prompts provided to her, before making an unexpected rebuttal that it was not at all what she wanted to say, causing the mood to turn awkward.
Reposts an Appreciative Message
On January 8, Yang Mi reposted an old Weibo post from December 31 which she captioned “Happy New Year, sending early Chinese New Year greetings to everyone”. Seen as her response to the livestream-related backlash, the old post itself was an expression of gratitude for everyone whom she met, and all she’s experienced in the past year, which she is “sincerely grateful for”. Calling her encounters in life “more precious than any other riches”, she also mentioned that she would “take it all in”, whether good or bad and “await her chance to start again”.