A celebrity’s actions are often subject to public scrutiny, and something no matter how trivial could end up offending people. Such was the case with Hollywood actor Dylan Sprouse. It started when he posted a photo on social while he was in China. The photo in question was of an ashtray with cigarette butts and bones.
Some c-netizens reacted negatively and starting putting words into Dylan’s mouth, interpreting the bone to be a dog bone and implying that Dylan meant to say Chinese people ate dogs. Others assume that Dylan was referring to China as a dirty mess.
Upon learning that his photo from months ago has been attracting attention, Dylan recently apologized for the misunderstanding. Apparently, the picture was taken during one of the nightly sessions with Dylan and his friends on the set of the movie The Curse of Turandot 图兰朵魔咒缘起 which he filmed last year. Dylan explains that they were smoking and eating chicken wings while talking about the scripts. He also says that he was ecstatic to be part of Turandot and that he immensely respects and admires China as evidenced by his 5 months of training, filming and studying Mandarin.
His apology and explanation seems to have been well received as some have thanked Dylan for taking time to explain things. Others say that they are looking forward to having Dylan back in China again.