Finally, after weeks of radio silence from the idol, a little egg in the form of a new post on Xiao Zhan’s social media page appeared just in time for the Easter weekend.
Of course, while the post itself is essentially just a photo of plum blossoms that have started to flower in springtime, dare we hope that it is a sign that the idol has finally decided to emerge from his self imposed seclusion like the flowers that have already started popping up for the season?
Since the backlash from the A03 controversy precipitated by some of Xiao Zhan’s fans exploded the industry which gave birth to the boycott Xiao Zhan movement at the end of February, the idol has pretty much been keeping his head down for the time being until things have calmed down a little. In stark contrast to how his Weibo page used to be chock full of updates about him and his projects, laying low has meant there has been almost zero activity on his social media page, save for a lone repost thanking healthcare professionals for their sacrifice a couple of days ago.
It’s nice to see Xiao Zhan finally taking baby steps to get back on the horse so to speak. With nary a peep coming from the actor’s camp, rumours have naturally been spreading and some people have even gone so far as to claim that a certain “X surnamed actor” has been diagnosed for depression. Of course now suddenly he’s become the target of another wave of vitriol from some Netizens who say he’s using “depression” to get back on the good side of people. Thank goodness this was already debunked by the hospital he was allegedly getting treatment in.
Anyway, I’m sure many fans concerned with how he’s been doing are very happy to see that he’s at least started updating his social media again. Here’s hoping that Xiao Zhan will be able to bounce back from it all better and stronger this time around. Update: Adding this for those who want to know what happened.