Not red enough eh? Taiwanese actress Janine Chang just “painted” herself red in her most recent social media post. I guess this was her (cheeky) response to Yue Yunpeng after catching wind of the Chinese comedian’s earlier comment that she wasn’t “red” enough for him to recognize her. In a recent episode of the variety show Go Fighting!, Yue Yunpeng failed to identify Janine from her photo when it was his turn to play guess the celebrity. “Who is this? I don’t recognize her, not red this person!” he exclaimed when shown her photo.
Loosely translated into English, the colour red -“hong” (紅) is the slang word often used to describe a celebrity’s popularity. So when the comedian said Janine was “not red” what he was basically saying is that she’s not well known enough for him to know her! As to whether it was just a cheap shot to get some laughs out of the audience (he’s a comedian after all) or whether he genuinely didn’t recognize her despite her participation in a long list of well known works like Ruyi’s Love in the Palace, Detective Chinatown 3, Empress of China etc, we’ll never know. But he said looking at the expressions on everyone’s faces after what he said, he knew he offended someone.
“I will work hard to turn myself red, I will try my best” returns Janine literally (and metaphorically too) while also directly tagging the comedian’s account. A contrite Yue Yunpeng later apologised for his on-air comment, replying to Janine’s tag and saying “Seeing you so red, I am quite embarrassed. To demonstrate my remorse, I will always remind myself” he writes, sharing a photo of his new wallpaper which now features Janine’s name.
Had you been in Janine’s shoes would you have replied? I liked how classy but effectively she dealt with Yue Yunpeng’s comment, because hey, she worked hard to get her career up to where it is right now so she can certainly put in her two cents’ worth to anyone who says otherwise.
Yes. I like how she handled it. I love her. She is pretty, talented, very educated & smart.
She doesn't need to work harder, she already is really successful.
My friends probably don't know her either, but that's not their fault. They don't follow C-entertainment and only watch a few popular C-dramas/movies. I follow C-news so I know what dramas is coming out and some gossip news; hence, I see her face once in a while. I, however, NEVER watched any of her dramas/movies. I tried that drama she did with Wallace Chung, but unfortunately didn't like her character and Stop.
How many followers on weibo that she has? I think, my friends like watching cdrama but have do idea the names of the actors and actresses. It's funny how she handled this.
@ Anonymous 3
Janine has 15,917,008 followers on Weibo.
Hey i thought she cut her hair really short.? Jc is a cool lady!
I watched that episode on Sunday in YouTube. Actually that photo was not so recent of Janine's and even Dilireba at first thought it was Jolin Tsai before she guessed correctly as Janine.
Yes, it was quite classy how Janine responded to Yue Yunpeng's ignorance. IMO he was not directly blaming Janine for not being red/popular enough to recognise her but more like hitting the show's producer being lame and for intentionally arranging old photos of celebrities for the game "name the celebrity".
He actually immediately apologised after realising what he said was offensive and everybody's shocked reaction confirmed that. Dilireba and Lay Zhang were there.
@ Anonymous 5
Can you be so kind and share the link for that particular episode here? Big thanks!
Or go to YouTube and search for SMG,Shanghai TV channel. The posting is very recent.
@ Anonymous 6
Thank you very much for sharing the link. I watched it. He go himself in hot water there. 🙂
@ Anonymous 6
Thank you very much for sharing the link. I watched it. He GOT himself in hot water there. 🙂
Yea you go girl loved the way she handled it. I myself was pretty pissed when I watched that episode he was like “this person is not red” and I was like WTF who are you I have never seen you before your not red just because you got case for this show doesn’t give you the right to say that about her or anyone. People should really watch they say but yea that got me so fired lol.