Romance drama Go Go Squid 亲爱的热爱的 made hearts swoon this summer, earning Li Xian the title of every girl’s ideal boyfriend and giving Yang Zi a consecutive hit since Ashes of Love the previous year. Yet close to its finale, the series came under fire in China because of a map shown on one of its episodes that has since been taken down.
Government-run People’s Daily Online reprimanded the show for failing to accurately present Chinese territory according to requirements. Yang Zi also got flak from netizens due to reports that she was one of the drama’s investors.
It seems that the issue had reached a conclusion. Production company GCOO Entertainment was slapped with a 100,000 yuan (roughly 14k USD) fine as of August 12, 2019 and asked to fix the map.