Despite having taken props without permission, the artiste’s team called on the production team to bear the shipping charges.
On July 11, Chinese actress Zheng Shuang’s (郑爽) work studio posted on Weibo that it has returned stage props from the variety show Wonderful Little Forest <奇妙小森林>, including a pair of rain boots which were worn in rainy weather, seven items gifted by kids, and a wooden signage. The studio mailed back the items, but emphasized that the postage should be paid by the addressee upon arrival.
Stolen Stage Props and Used Them When Convenient
Her studio’s online post was an indirect admission that Zheng Shuang had in fact taken the stage props. Despite the actress’ apparent wrongdoing on the matter, many fans of the 28-year-old star left arrogant comments such as “Well done” to encourage her. One comment read, “I don’t care for your rain boots, please pay for the postage when it arrives!”
Many of Zheng Shuang’s fans also posted insulting comments about Wonderful Little Forest and Mango TV, on which the program was aired, with a fan suggesting that the actress sue the production crew of Wonderful Little Forest for starting rumors that she had “stolen props”.
Fans Defend Their Idol and Lambast Mango TV
A university undergraduate before her debut, Zheng Shuang shot to fame after starring in Hunan TV-produced Meteor Shower <一起来看流星雨> in 2009. While her variety program The Summer Palace <我在颐和园等你> airing on Beijing Television has been positively received, Meteor Shower remains the most representative work in her 11-year career to-date.
Looking back at her career trajectory, the very first reality show on which Zheng Shuang was a regular guest star was Hunan TV’s Divas Hit The Road <花儿与少年2>. She had also taken part in Meeting Mr Right 2 <女人们的恋爱2> in late 2019. Even Zheng Shuang’s father, now a famed influencer, had benefited from exposure on the station’s reality show The Greatest Love <旋风孝子>.
Given Mango TV’s close links with Hunan TV, Zheng Shuang’s fans might be making things worse with their continuous criticism of the station. As one media commentator points out, “Zheng Shuang should harbor gratitude towards Mango TV. Although she has filmed for Beijing Television doesn’t mean she won’t film for Hunan TV in future. Although she has recorded a video for Tencent doesn’t mean she can’t film for Mango TV in future, so never be too harsh with your words.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.