Yang Yang has been confirmed as the leading man for The King’s Avatar 全职高手 for nearly a year now. Yesterday was Qingming Festival, aka Tomb Sweeping Day, and there were people who took the opportunity to burn spirit money along with Yang Yang’s posters, which is an action typically done to honor the dead (see pics here).
The instigator is reportedly a book fan who is unhappy with Yang Yang’s casting as Ye Xiu, the main protagonist of Butterfly Blue’s 蝴蝶蓝 novel and the subsequent animated series. Never mind that there are people who object to the casting because that’s fine, it’s hardly possible to please everybody, but this is messed up and simply maddening.
The King’s Avatar has released a statement to express their anger towards the incident and that they are working with Yang Yang’s management company to take legal action. They defended Yang Yang as well, explaining that ever since the actor has joined the production, he has been extremely professional and dedicated. Filming has partially begun in Shanghai and Yang Yang has won the approval of the cast and crew.
His manager Jia Shi Kai also spoke up to cuss out the people who did it, saying that he couldn’t keep silent anymore.
Saw this on weibo and its honestly so sad that ppl would do that. Just dont watch the drama if u dont like casting i dont understand all the fuss and anger.
My poor baby T.T
Can't wait to see him on screen again!
that person is so crazy. It's criminal act, I hope that person will get arrested asap
Pettiness is global smh
This is obsession to the nth degree. I hope the person get himself or herself check out for mental illness. With this being only a disagreement on a casting of an actor, I can't imagine what it would be like if its real life.
That person is nuts!!!! So crazy!!! On the other hand, is it just me but i thought he would fit the role so well? I read the manhua and watched the anime. Based on that, I think he would fit the role in my opinion!
I also think yangyang fits yexiu role. they have same character description like age, height. but some people say he's too handsome play as yexiu
Haters get out! You haven't even seen his acting as ye xiu and y'all already complaining about him tsk tsk
People are savage.
I am mad and worried at the same time…after Kimi Qiao's sudden death due to cyber bullying I don't want someone like yang yang whom i really adore to be effected in any way from this stupid cyber bullying….I just wish he stays strong….this world is so fuc* up I don't know why can't people live with peace..Yang yang is one of the best actors. He does his roles amazingly .Haters go away!! burn in hell! live and let others live! psychopaths!!
I’ll admit, after reading the web novel, I thought he was too good looking for the role. I love him as an actor though, and know that he will do a really great job portraying this character. I’m super excited for it to come out!!