Old footage of Jing Boran and Fu Xinbo from the 2007 Chinese talent competition My Hero 加油好男儿 recently resurfaced online. The video shows Fu Xinbo sitting on the floor. Jing Boran walks over and leans in with his back facing the camera which some said was the actor asking for a kiss and Fu Xinbo refusing because there were cameras.
The two had many fan shippers even when they were contestants on My Hero and eventually finished the competition in 1st and 3rd place respectively. The show also paved the way for them to form the boy band BoBo which combines the same syllable from both their names. However, they eventually parted ways and seem to have lost contact in the public eye. Jing Boran went on to become a film actor while Fu Xinbo has a family with actress Ying Er.
As the old clip sparked sparked discussion, Jing Boran’s studio immediately spoke up to explain that they respect everyone’s preference and entertainment needs but there’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed. In response to the false remarks recently made by a portion of netizens and self-media, Jing Boran studio issued a statement along with a lawyer’s letter against a number of internet users:
1. The video online was a publicly recorded behind-the-scenes footage from before. Recently, a publisher maliciously misrepresented Jing Boran’s behavior and fabricated the dialogue content. It has caused serious damage to Mr. Jing Boran’s reputation. At present, the studio has commissioned a lawyer to collect evidence on the related rumors and actively contact various social networking platforms to deal with the the rumors through legal procedures.
2. As a public figure, we know that it is inevitable to be the subject of discussion. We respect the rights of netizens to discuss, comment and be entertained and respect every preference. However, we still hope that majority of netizens can rely on facts as the basis for their discussion and respect as the basis for communication while retaining the bottom line of not spreading rumors nor believing in rumors. In recent years, as an actor, Mr. Jing Boran has always hoped to interact with audiences through his works. Therefore, we had no intention of clarifying the unnecessary rumors concerning Mr. Jing Boran’s personal life. However, the internet is not an unlawful place, in light of the recent rumors that have seriously affected the public’s objective view of the facts, we will take legal actions to defend the legitimate rights and interests of Mr. Jing Boran and hold the offenders accountable without tolerance.
Once again, we hope that the majority of netizens will stop the dissemination of information and delete the rumors at once to maintain a healthy online environment. We also hope that the friends who follow and love Mr. Jing Boran will not create rumors, believe in rumors or spread rumors and be good citizens who abide by laws and regulations.