Yu Zheng Disses Michelle Chen
Known for his outspoken remarks and critiques, Mainland Chinese producer Yu Zheng (于正) has once again ignited a round of criticisms from netizens when he dissed Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen (陳妍希) in his recent posts.
It all started when Chinese actress Angelababy (楊穎) uploaded a photo of her dressed up as Little Dragon Girl in a white, fairy-like costume for a variety show appearance. The photo garnered attention, including Yu Zheng’s, who reposted it and wrote, “If you didn’t fall sick at that time and came to film for my drama The Romance of the Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶>, then I wouldn’t have been mocked by everyone. It is the biggest regret of my life!”
Michelle’s Fans Called Yu Zheng “Two-Faced”
Yu Zheng had readapted Jin Yong’s classic wuxia novel Return of the Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶> into a Mainland Chinese version in 2014. It starred Michelle as Little Dragon Girl and her now-husband Chen Xiao (陈晓) played Yang Guo. At that time, Michelle was harshly criticized by viewers for her round-like dumpling face. They even nicknamed her “Xiao Long Bao,” a steamed soup dumpling. Controversial Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing (王晶) also joined in on the criticizing when he commented, “If I was Yang Guo, then I would marry Guo Fu, have Lu Wushang as my mistress, and hire Little Dragon Girl to look after my kids.”
Amidst the harsh comments, Yu Zheng defended Michelle by showing great support and confidence in the casting of Michelle. He expressed that he was “100 percent happy with the results.”
Hence, Yu Zheng’s indirect diss to Michelle via the recent Angelababy post angered netizens, and Michelle’s fans criticized him for being a two-faced jerk. Although he swiftly deleted the post, screenshots of his post mass circulated. Netizens left comments like, “So old already and still so dramatic. Did you even think of Michelle’s feelings?” and “I remembered that he supported Michelle for the drama, so what’s with this two-face display?”
Yu Zheng Said He Gifted Michelle a Husband
In response to the criticism, Yu Zheng wrote, “I’m just expressing my regret for a bit. I had no intention to diss anyone, but who doesn’t enjoy seeing such beauty? Is it wrong to feel emotional? Seriously, I’ll try to keep my mouth shut from now on. But I don’t think I can do it, so I’ll just stay quiet for the moment now.”
However, the producer had trouble keeping his silence, and his messages in the fan discussion group were revealed. He admitted that his comments indirectly harmed Michelle, but he justified it by emphasizing that he gifted her a husband. “She shouldn’t be this petty since I gave her a husband and a chance to become popular, right?” he asked.
His retorts inevitably infuriated fans, but he added even more oil to the fire and said, “Besides, I even allowed her to become the hottest search! Hahahahaha.”
Michelle’s fans instantly came to their idol’s defense and expressed that she was already successful before filming The Romance of Condor Heroes. Instead, they blamed the black demon costume look and “Xiao Long Bao” nickname for dragging down Michelle’s career.
Yet, despite the chaos online, the actress remained unfazed. She looked like she was in good spirits when she posted a photo of her outfit of the day, in which she flashed a smile.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.
If cancel culture exists, Yu Zheng should’ve been part of it.
Michelle Chen was a bad choice, and he made a bad casting decision, no matter how you look at it. She was not suitable to play Little Dragon Girl and her costume worsened things. It marred her image more than it helped her. It was a no-win situation.
Angelababy would’ve been the laughingstock now had she been chosen as Little Dragon Girl. She’s not suitable either.
angelababy would be a bad choice for any acting choice. she simply can’t act and cares whether she looks pretty or not.
@coralie Lol, so true!
@coralie She was definitely a bad choice, but no need to rub it in.
not news that this yu zheng guy is not the most decent person…. why should anyone be alarmed w/ what he did or said?
He might be a bit too blunt but sometimes the truth hurts thou. haha lol… I mean, there’s alot of truth on everything. NO matter how you look at it she really was the worst casting choice that we have ever seem playing this angelic role. He did made her being a hot topic due to the miscast and she found a husband who was probably the only one who felt she was “perfect” for the role. haha Ouch but mostly true. ahaha
@wm2017 just because she was lucky to meet her husband, and fall in love with him, doesn’t mean it was due to ZY >_> pure luck >_> he made her a laughing stock and therefore the hottest search is nothing to be proud about. That truth you speak of is not entirely true, rather 1 – coincidence and the other is making light of the situation. I don’t like Michelle much, because I don’t watch her, but characteristics wise, YZ is like a cockroach >_> I like him for being blunt, but let’s be real here, he’s a douch3b4g, and would lie to benefit himself/save face >_>
Can I just say that Chen Xiao must’ve really liked Michelle to continue the relationship even after her ridiculous costume
@coralie HAhahaha…that’s what I thought too!!!
@coralie hahahhahahha agreed
She was horrible. She doesnt have the looks or the acting skills. A bad choice but still….he is such an ass…
One wonders why he suddenly disses her? Neither is a good choice. From all accounts, at least michelle can act. Angelababy would have ruined the series. She can’t act for the life of her.
I have a feeling something bad may have happened for him to diss her like this. To be fair, there are times YZ can be decent but at times can be a complete idiot. People have fall outs all the time so it is nothing new. Even a happily married couple can suddenly divorce so nothing is shocking anymore.
I really drag watching her in the drama that I rooted Yang Guo with the second lead actress. And why wouldn’t she be smiling? She got herself a younger and handsome husband plus an adorable kid. Yes, he must have liked her a lot, to lose his career for her. Chen Xiao was at the peak of his career and was YZ favourite actor. CX popularity dived big time after he announced his relationship with Michelle. I get why YZ hates her.
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