After being postponed due to restrictions from the Chinese government to ‘control the participation of celebrity children in variety shows,” the anticipated sixth season of Where Are We Going, Dad? 爸爸去哪儿第六季 is finally out! Repackaged under a new title, Let’s Go 一起出发吧 has been released outside of China.
While it’s quite normal for viewers to fawn over the endearing relationships between the dads and their kids, one such exception is actor Yang Shuo who joins the show with his son and daughter. Yang Shuo has seen a wave of backlash due to what netizens are calling a dictatorial style of parenting towards his son. Yang Shuo recently responded to his bashers as they were not only flooding his social media account on Weibo but also his wife Wang Liwen’s, which prompted him to leave a comment to urge them to stop bothering her.
In the post, he thanked everyone for offering their constructive criticisms on his parenting style and that he will accept it with an open mind. However, he requested that they comment directly on his Weibo page instead, further explaining that through these years, his wife has worked hard to take care of their family and that it would be better not to bombard her with such comments. Yang Shuo goes on to apologize to his wife, their kids, and their parents, joking in the end that the washboard is coming through the mail, his wife can help his son decide how long to make him (Yang Shuo) kneel as punishment.
Although Let’s Go is not being aired in China, clips from the show surfaced online. While chiding his son Yang Yuchen for being slow because everyone was waiting for them, Yang Shuo can be heard raising his voice and barking orders like, “faster,” “fix your clothes, “walk properly.” At one point, Yang Shuo wasn’t satisfied with his son’s walking so he asked him to run back up an uphill pavement then walk down again with the proper posture. However, as much as Yang Shuo is a strict dad, Let’s Go also shows his caring side as he gently guided his son up the stairs.
Nonetheless, his actions have rubbed many the wrong way with netizens expressing concern towards Yang Shuo’s son and saying that Yuchen will develop anxiety due to Yang Shuo’s verbal abuse.
What can you say about this?
Honestly, while I do say he IS pretty strict, I am TIRED of people judging celebrities because of their personal lives. It is literally none of your business unless he or she is seriously harming him/herself or another person. For instance, who cares if a celebrity couple divorces (you know who I'm talking about)? It's their life, not yours. You don't know the true story.
So while Yang Shuo is a little strict I wouldn't call it an actual threat to his son. This is coming from a 14 year old so you kind of have to trust me. My mom is more strict as well and I'm legit not complaining, so …
Then he shouldn't put his personal life out there. Nobody forced him to put himself and his children on TV. If he's going to do that then of course people are going to judge what they see.
definitely wouldn't want him as a parent.
People tend to see everything in black or white, as if the mind functions only in binary mode. If you are a strict parent, then you're an authoritarian, and that is a no/no. Come on, he's a parent, a father, someone who has stewardship over the nurture and development of his young son. The last thing for the father to show his son is how to be a door mat in life just to get points for feeling like a "friend" or peer. Or maybe having the poor boy grow up thinking he's an Emperor man-child. Girls, you don't want that type to be your man anyway. There's a whole spectrum to being strict, it's not a no-size-fit-any category.
Very well said. I am literally clapping right now.
I think is not only about he being a strict dad, in one part the kids were crying and all the other were hugging their child's but when Yuchen tried to hug his father he step back like 3 steps and didn't let him hug him…that was really unnecessary and that kind of gestures prevail in a child memory for life. Is not like Shuo don't know how to be a father he is being so lovely dovey with his daughter calling her princess and pampering her, so it's more obvious how harsh and distant he is being with his son.
True about treating daughter with love, son with dislike is so obvious to the world…and son at young age terrified of father will never forget father hating him in front of world. Hurts my heart…I still have scars from my father for same treatment as child….BLESSINGSFOREVERMORE DEAREST Child…..