Weaving a Tale of Love 风起霓裳 star Timmy Xu Weizhou found himself smack in the middle of a brewing controversy after scenes of him grabbing co-star Gulinazha’s chest whilst riding behind her on horseback made the rounds on social media yesterday. Many Netizens were offended by his supposed disrespectful action, with many calling him out for being indecent and inappropriate.
Responding to the backlash, Timmy Xu Studio immediately reposted a statement issued by the actor’s lawyer stating that some Netizens have maliciously taken screenshots of the scene in an effort to discredit him. Not only this, but that comments of the actor’s “disrespect” for the actress have seriously infringed on his reputation. As to the controversial scene, Timmy’s lawyer clarified that it was all part of the plot and most definitely not an action done with malicious intentions.
Part of the Plot
The drama’s producer too also clarified two important things about that controversial scene. First, Timmy’s character Pei Xingjian has no idea Doctor Xiao Dou is actually a woman and that it was during this pivotal scene when an emergency situation called for them to escape on horseback together that he finally makes the discovery that “he” is actually a “she”.
Secondly, the director and crew have always respected the wishes of the actors during the filming process. After consulting with both stars regarding the details and ensuring they were both comfortable with it, production also made sure that protective measures for the actors were strictly in place before shooting the scene.
Gulinazha Releases Her Own Statement
If anyone should have a right to feel violated, it should be Gulinazha herself. However the actress also affirmed that she felt safe whilst shooting the scene. “Thank you everyone for your concern. While shooting this scene, I was very well protected. Both our director and the costume designer kept making sure I was comfortable, filming also when quite smoothly. During the editing process, shots which were found unsuitable were corrected prior to hitting the air. There’s no need for trolls and haters to take a screenshot of a deleted scene to make up unnecessary stories and maliciously speculate to cause trouble for others. The cast and crew of this drama have put a lot of effort into this show, and thank you all for watching and supporting!”
Looking at the photo alone, it’s easy to take things out of context and infer that the actor might have gotten a little too handsy if you don’t know what’s happening. It’s a good thing the production as well as the actors involved immediately issued statements to clarify things and put this issue to bed before it goes even further.
Seriously, it’s obvious it’s a scene from the drama before even knowing the context. People need to keep the drama within the drama and not make up their own.
Yeah. And it’s not even a novel idea, nor the first time such a tactic has been used. They can do all those french kissing scenes and full body hugging scenes and actresses half-dressed scenes and actors bare-assed scenes and yet people say they adore the CP chemistry etc. They complained about the censorship board but I wonder whether the people are the actual censorship power.
These netizens must be really bored. They are looking around for anything to make a controversy out of now. This kind of scene is so typical for girl dressed as a boy dramas.
Anyway, it’s given the drama some good extra publicity. I hadn’t heard of the drama before and now I am going to check it out.
I really hate when things like this happens
Gives me war flashbacks from when the fans of a female K-Pop idol wanted a male idol who touched her chest by accident to commit suicide which is something he almost did, he spend more than a year out of K-Pop doing medical treatment and psych therapy due to so much hate given to him. The boy was bullied and hated 24/7 for months without any peace.
Idols: UP10TIOn’s Wooshin and Somi
I hate Somi so much for watching and enjoying seeing her fans torture a person to the point of suicide.
I’m so glad Gulinazha defended Timmy and cleaned up his name. She is brave. I hope she keep on with this attidude and fight back evil.
She’s awesome but always hated by people jealous of her face.
That was the worst. I mean, idol needs to ‘teach’ their fans how to behave. nowadays, the most popular band’s fans are so rude and crazy. they hate others when others do better than their fave. i believe, 10 years from now, they’ll regret it. sigh. So, is it Somi?? she should tell her fans not to bully others! since it was an accident.
I guess fans of the drama have to drum up any kind of publicity for this drama since it sucks so badly. I’ve never seen writing as bad as the one in this drama which took a drama with such high potential and a solid cast and ruined it by making the female lead character illogical and as dumb as rocks. There’s no need to raise a hue and cry over a deleted scene when the drama itself is problematic and headache inducing. Smh.