Ding Yuxi sharing his newly released music video with Zhang Yuxifor their drama Intense Love on social media seems to have unexpectedly drawn a little bit controversy from Netizens, but not for the usual reasons. Ever since appearing in the drama The Romance of Tiger and Rose with Zhao Lusi, the actor has been generating some buzz in the entertainment industry. And it appears having an MV for Intense Love and none for The Romance of Tiger and Rose have left some Netizens in a snit because they say the drama that garnered him a lot of attention and really put his name on the map should’ve been the one to get an MV.
Wow I never thought this could be an issue but there you are. Seems this is indirectly turning out to be a battle of the couple pairings (CP) since both dramas aired in May. While some comments on the video have been quite supportive, shippers of the Chen Xiaoqian – Han Shuo couple have ranged from being nice about the whole thing, merely asking when an MV will be made, to some being downright mean.
|Intense Love MV|
Netizens have also pointed out that his management company doesn’t know what it’s doing -“your company is quite hilarious, pitting two of your dramas against each other with similar release dates” said one commenter and most solid shippers have chided him to be a bit more grateful to the pairing that put the spotlight on his career. “Chen Xiaoqian fans are heartbroken” said one commenter while another asked “why isn’t there one for Han Shuo and Xiaoqian? I can’t accept it!”.
In his recent livestream, Ding Yuxi seemingly responds to the criticisms – “There is always a place in my heart for each of the characters I’ve played. They will never leave me. They occasionally run back to pay me a visit… and see how I have been… I miss them.” At this point the actor got a bit choked up and teary eyed saying “Han Shuo and Xiao Qian will live quite happily in that world.”
I have to admit I kinda feel bad for Ding Yuxi because I’m sure he put in a lot of effort to film the music video. Imagine putting your heart and soul into a project only to have it critiqued for an unrelated reason? I totally get why he teared up a bit on the livestream. But anyway, The Romance of Tiger and Rose does have something extra up its sleeve for fans – it’s not a music video but the drama is releasing easter eggs from today onwards up to the 15th for everyone to enjoy ….. so maybe this entire brouhaha was all for naught?