Crystal Zhang Tianai rose to fame through the 2015 internet hit Go Princess Go. The actress who’s known to be very beautiful has been subjected to rumors of having a sponsor. In a recent episode of Lady’s Club 姐妹俱乐部, Crystal Zhang’s unexpected response had netizens giving her a thumbs up.
She said, “I remember when I first debuted, many people said that I had a backer. It really bothered my team. At the time, I told my team, don’t explain because this makes me feel very secure. If you think I have a sponsor, just think that I have a sponsor, that way, is it that many people wouldn’t dare bully me.”
“Sponsors” in this context are wealthy people who offer financial backing usually in exchange for sexual favors. Zhang Tianai’s team has taken legal action against such rumors before that claimed she didn’t have any talent and relied on her looks to find a sponsor. The other party was slapped with a fine and required to make a public apology. As Zhang Tianai opened up about the topic herself, many applauded her response and strong mindset to shrug off the haters.