Netizens’ beef against actor Zhang Yujian didn’t end with the reveal. Despite confirming that he is indeed married to Janice Wu Qian and that the child she was photographed with is indeed their daughter, the actor faced more criticism after past comments he made at the time he was already in a secret relationship with Janice Wu surfaced.
In an old 2019 interview Netizens somehow managed to dig up, Zhang Yujian can be seen saying “I really want to find a girlfriend. Honestly, whoever falls in love with me will equate it to having an electronic pet”. But wasn’t he in a relationship with Janice at the time and wasn’t she already pregnant when the clip was recorded? It’s true that celebrities have no obligation to publicly reveal what’s happening in their private lives. But him pretending to be single and looking for a girlfriend sounds insensitive and frankly, quite disrespectful towards Janice, said many fans.
Others have taken offence to the fact that him not acknowledging their relationship from the very beginning inadvertently led to Janice being left with the responsibility to raise their daughter. And that in trying to keep up the illusion that he’s unattached, he projected himself to be living the single life, whilst his wife bears the responsibility.
Meanwhile, it wasn’t only his old interview that put him on the hot seat once again. Zhang Yujian’s attitude in his statement seems to have also drawn the ire of many Netizens who criticised his use of “her mother” instead of using Janice’s name or referring to her as “my wife”. After all, Janice secretly gave birth at the peak of her career and sacrificed part of it to raise their daughter so she should at least be worthy of more than being just a mere ‘her mother’.
Again, why do these people feel they have the right to intrude into their relationship? This happened 2 years ago and either they agreed to this beforehand or they discussed it already afterwards. Random people on the internet has no say in how their relationship is handled. Janice could have stepped forward also to have spoken up about the relationship but she didn’t which makes me think they both were in agreement in what to show the world.
Well, as a celebrity, where is a private life these days? You can only hide for so long. If they find out they do but expect to get the hate and critisicm along with it.
Who’s fault is this situation? Fans. They are the reason celebrities fear that if they revealed they have a love life, their career is over. I’ve never seen fans as impertinent as Asian drama fans.
The fans are very crazy. Some even saved their virginity for the celebrities lol. Remember one of Andy Lau crazy fans?
Gosh… I’m a huge of Takeshita Kaneshiro, Miu Kiu Wai and Xu Kai but I wish them a happy life. I could careless if they are married or have a girlfriend. These fans need to find themselves a lover.
I’m just saying, he shouldn’t be angry or surprised this is the backlash and response he would receive. Yes of course fans are extreme and that’s not acceptable, the industry must step in to make rules about what fans can and cannot do to regulate their actions towards celebrities. However, one should know, going into this type of business your privacy will be jeopardized. The more famous you are the more privacy you don’t have unfortunately. Accept that you can’t hide as a celebrity.
As a famous person, you didn’t work hard to be unknown so it is what it is.
I guess for fans in China marital status is more important than acting skills!
Lol. Have you seen Korean fans? Asian fans are crazy to begin with. They stop supporting the celebrities once they are in a relationship. Girls are such a joke with this stuff. Yes there are crazy male fans too, but majority are woman that does crazy shit. Stop dreaming about getting with your fav idols lol.
Instead of nitpicking and finding fault, why don’t these netizens just confess that they are pissed because he got married? Amazing how finding out an actor’s marital status alters their perception of him. He’s still the same person the fawned over before. And if he chose to keep quiet about his marriage for two years, they just provided the reason why with their gossip, nitpicking and malicious comments. Leave the man, his wife and his family alone. He doesn’t owe anyone any explanation for his life choices outside of his job. Smh.
Personally I am so happy for them both. I don’t get why the fans are so critical, if they truly cared they would wish them well and want the best for them..