Wang Hailin has trended before for critcizing popular idols, and this time, he was being interviewed on an iQiYi show when he name dropped Luhan to express his opinions on current beauty standards for male celebrities.
He says, “On the niang pao 娘炮 (sissy) culture, I believe that it is already equivalent and to a certain extent close to an abnormal beauty standard. For example Luhan, I have also asked many women, basically not one mature woman likes him, he meets the beauty standards for the youth. Roosters should look like roosters, hens should look like hens, things should be like this, if a rooster looks like a hen, it’s very messy because it’s against nature. “
His thoughtless comments naturally received backlash that he issued a response to explain himself. He writes, “I was busy all day today, just learned what was happening on weibo today, an iQiYi personnel informed me that the complete interview will be released later on. The so-called rooster and hen analogy was not referring to Luhan but in response to the question: “Who has the right to dictate what men and women should look like?,
My answer, “I cannot dictate it, no one has the right to dictate it, this is set by nature, roosters are roosters, hens…..” It’s an editing issue, fans who thought that I was saying Luhan was a rooster were misled. But I really did say that there is no one among the mature women around me who likes him, that is true, he fits the beauty standards of kids, nothing wrong with that. Whether I personally like or dislike his style is not important. I was discussing present-day culture, it was an interview with a lot of people, different perspectives and different views, my view is just a short part of it…. Luhan’s fans, you’d had a difficult time, acting as ignorant as before (although this time it’s understandable). I will not apologize, if I will, it will be towards the chicken.”
This is not the first time Wang Hailin has expressed his distaste towards popular idols. A month ago, he had reshared an essay on the topic of Kris Wu’s new song topping charts in the US that discussed how popularity was being deliberately inflated.
He had singled out Cai Xukun and Dilireba as examples saying that he would never work with them because they don’t need a script, only a fake script, fake popularity and fake awards, fake screenwriter, fake director, fake producer.
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While I partly dont agree with him, I think fans are also being too oversensitive.
Same. I don't entirely agree with him but hey, there are some truths to this. But it's not the men who are born pretty's fault. Some men are just born with pretty, baby faces. That's out of their (and our) control. lol
Basically, he need to use Luhan's name for attention. That's nothing new.
I agree with him..everything that he said are all true…he is not blaming luhan actually…
Well his comments before and now have some truth to them.
I had a wee chuckles when he said he would apologize to the chicken if he has to.
I chuckle too! It's only his opinion. Eh he can work with who he wants. If he chooses to make these statement he should already ready to face the outcome of crazy fans. Luhan is himself, his fans like him for his style, not for everyone. I am not attractive to these type of men, but there is a market out there for everyone.
It's true though. LH does look "feminine". No one around me thinks LH is even remotely good-looking. We concluded that his popularity arose from his very young fans.
lol that comment was sass and snark. ?
anyone here that's not Chinese?
Entertainment industry is taking a route not that different from porn. It's not "chinese" anymore than "american" pop culture or the "french" from a century before. The ones most vulnerable have always been youth, who are often easily gulled by impressionistic images. It's that gravitation toward form rather than substance which is a tough lesson for people to learn through life, and there are many lucrative industries fed off of entertainment (think cosmetic surgeries, cosmetics, fashion, etc.)If your salary is on the line, of course you will think LuHan or the likes should be adored. For the rest of the silent majority, we get a good laugh and live with the emperor's new clothes.
That's how he was born so I don't think that people would have a problem with someone who just looks beautiful and people should know the difference between looks and acts because just because he looks like that it doesn't mean he acts,think like a teenager