In a weird turn of events, whodunit series Who is the Murderer just apologised to actress Victoria Song Qian for improperly using an old airport photo of her in the show’s crime wall as the victim.
Aside from going head to head in the weekly charts now that Who is the Murderer and Luoyang are both airing, seems there’s a tiny bit of drama going on between Who is the Murderer and Luoyang star Victoria Song. Remember those boards you see in detective shows where they stick photos of the “vic”, the evidence gathered and potential suspects from which the detectives then try to connect the dots to get a conclusion? Well, the show unexpectedly used Victoria’s old airport photos as a photo of the victim in the story. People might say that it’s not that big of a deal, but seriously, how weird would it be to see your face and your photo as the murdered victim in a show?
Following the controversy, the show immediately issued a statement to take responsibility and to apologise for its staff “not doing a good job of checking”. As for the negative impact caused by the photo to Victoria’s image, they promised to replace the photo within today. “We sincerely apologise to Miss Victoria Song and to all her fans and friends who care about her for this. We will ensure this will not happen again in the future.”
These days, Who is the Murderer just can’t seem to get a break from the back to back issues cropping up what with the still fresh accusations of plagiarism earlier in the week and now this. Thankfully, the show’s production were quick to address the issue with a formal apology to Victoria and a promise to rectify the situation ASAP.