It’s been more than a week since the fake donation scandal surrounding Yang Mi came out of nowhere. It was first reported on a news site, which brought up an incident back in 2015 when Yang Mi agreed to donate 100 walking sticks and 50 Braille writing machines to a school in Chengdu. The donation never arrived.
Yang Mi Studio quickly issued a statement to clarify that they were unaware that the no donation was made as they went through a middle man named Li Meng whom they also worked with in 2013 to make similar charitable donations that went off without a hitch.
The studio further explained that they collaborated with Li Meng again in 2015 when Yang Mi was preparing for her movie The Witness. She plays a blind woman and he offered to help arrange for her to interact with people who are visually-impaired.
When the movie was about to premiere, he contacted them again about an opportunity to participate in a particular movement dedicated to helping the blind. He later suggested to make a donation under Yang Mi’s name while promoting the movie as it will help increase awareness. Yang Mi’s side readily agreed, but they are unaware that the donation was never completed.
On Mar 31, Yang Mi finally breaks her silence as she writes, “After hearing about this, I was extremely shocked and sad, have kept silent because I felt that I didn’t have the right. No matter the reason, letting the children wait for two years is a mistake on the part of my team and I. Any criticism is warranted and we can only complete the donation to express our apology. These days, we have been working on the donation… Furthermore, to the kids: So sorry, thank you for giving us the chance to make up for it, we will be more stringent.”
This doesnt look good as she has a reputation for attending charity gala but only donate a small amount then manage to be center in all of the photos with other celebs, millionaires lol i hope its really the middle man who screw up but she should be careful to follow through what she promised. People are waiting to jump on her any moment
I'm just ordinary person who make small donation on people but you thought that the money you donated will reach those people you want to help but sometimes it doesn't reach because of some greedy people who will just put the money on their pocket.
I get the flame because it’s like you’re donating for the sake for donating. Her camp should have followed through. Lesson learned.
Shame on that middle man but shame on Yang Mi and her team for not following through either. They just wrote and cheque and washed their hands of them. Didn't bother to follow through, check the school received the supplies or even make a call, drop an email to see how the kids were doing in two years but I'm sure they had plenty of time to send out press statements with the quickness to publicise the donation everywhere and eat up the positive press.
It shows she really don't care about those kids. If she does, she would have follow through and make sure the donation reach them. It's not common to see big celebrities or people in high places "donate" in name only and for the publicity. If they didn't say anything, I don't think she would even bother…i mean for two whole years. Whether or not it's really the middle man's fault…it's a disappointment to finally see how fake Yang Mi is.
I hope her getting blacklisted by the government is not true… I want to watch Fuyao.
Anyway regardless of whether she did it for publicity or she really means good, the donation is made and will benefit the kids. Thats what matters. If YM wants to donate next time, her team better follow up and make sure it arrives. YM has so many antis… she really ought to be more careful.
It seems that she only made the donation for publicity as she did not care to follow through. Most people don’t need a middle man for this action because being an anonymous is good enough.
The middle man came to look for her.
YM donated a lot and usually doesn't need a middle man
It seems she has learned an important lesson to follow-through. I can see it happening as she is crazy busy; mistakes do happen in communications; or the guy completely scammed her team and the school. This middleman guy seems shady. I can forgive her for this mistake but if it does turn out that her charity are PR moves, karma will come for her. I hope that this isn’t the case since I finally grew to like her after 3L3Ws and I was looking forward to Fuyao.
So the middleman has spoken up and he said he never took a single dime from any celeb, and he’ll reveal the truth in a week with more info. This is messy and either way it doesnt look good for Yangmi.
Her agency provided all the information to proof the middle man is lying and are bringing it to court but anti will bash her either way
the middleman just posted that he never took any money from her and will reveal all the information in a week so i wouldnt be quick to call him out. she's getting bad rep either way
The fact that she waited 2 full years before willing to say or do anything, whatever her excuse, says a lot already. I am a fan of her's, but I have no sympathy for her on this issue.
This issue has been blown way out of proportion by the media and her anti-fans simply because she is Yang Mi…Before we judge others, perhaps we should do some self-reflection – have we ourselves never failed to follow-up on any issues in our busy everyday lives?
Basically. She and her team donated. And they never had problem in the past until now.
She also apologized and the first thing she did was giving the kid the money and gift she promised before even responding and explaining herself. But people are acting like YM need to do everything when she is an actress and has her manager and staffs to take care her other business…
Did she see it through this time?
Everyone is busy with their life. But if she was gonna do a good thing for charity, she should have make an effort like making sure it reach them. She only does so for the publicity and fame but didn't care whether or not they received it until two years later when they finally spoke up. Don't do it if you aren't sincere about it. Otherwise you are just fake.
She did not wait 2 years to speak up…this issue only came up recently so her and her team did not know the funds did not arrive at the charity until a few days ago. Prior to that they did not know about it.