Taiwanese actor Ming Dao who starred in the uber popular drama The Prince Who Turns into A Frog was recently caught on camera losing his temper on his much younger 5-year-old co-star Guo Guo. Ming Dao and Huang Yi are the stars of their new drama In the Summer Time 夏末初见. They had just finished filming that day and were taking photos on set with a bunch of other actors when Guo Guo started acting up. Sitting on Huang Yi’s lap, Guo Guo was in a very “playful” mood.
Ming Dao Draws Criticism for Losing His Temper
When the director was about to call action, the child actress wasn’t paying much attention and playfully kept moving her head around in the wrong direction. Huang Yi tried several times to stop her from doing so until Ming Dao told Guo Guo off, “mother*, don’t waste my time okay.” He couldn’t take it anymore and stormed off shortly. But it wasn’t before he said, “We’ll continue filming after you’ve behaved.”
When the video first went public, Netizens scolded Ming Dao for losing his patience like that with a mere child and for cussing. However, upon realizing that it was Guo Guo’s mum who shared the vid online supposedly with the intent to shame him, things started to take a different turn as Netizens now scolded her for failing to keep her child in line. Although most agree that Ming Dao was wrong to speak to a child that way, Netizens also said that Guo Guo’s mum is responsible for educating her kids. “Since you are a child actor, you must be professional on the job” and “the child wasn’t taught manners at home” were some of the comments online.
Apologising to Ming Dao
Meanwhile, Guo Guo’s mother has apologised. She said, “Thought of keeping quiet after making a mistake, but many netizens are still slandering Ming Dao because of my little video clip.” She said the least she could do was apologise. She explained that her intent for sharing the clip was just to share her daughter behind-the-scenes. When she realized that the video was gaining views fast with many negative comments towards the actor and her daughter Guo Guo, she immediately deleted the video but the topic already made it to the hot search.
She reiterated that she is often strict in educating her daughter who turns 6 this month. They managed to successfully wrap filming. However on the last day of the shoot, there were lots of people milling around on the set. Guo Guo wore a long face and was slouched against Huang Yi. She said she didn’t expect her daughter would refuse to cooperate over and over again. “I told her to stop making trouble. But this still impacted the filming. Particularly Ming Dao, who as one of the main actors, shot so many scenes he was probably tired. Hoping to wrap up work and go home early to rest, it’s understandable why he got angry at Guo Guo” she said.
She also issued an apology to the actor who was criticised online and said that this all started because of her oversight. Acknowledging that her daughter still has a lot to learn, she apologised for how her actions may have negatively affected the career of an actor. “I feel very guilty. I’m sorry. Ming Dao, I’m sorry for filming this clip. I hope you can excuse my shortcomings” she said. She also asked folks to stop commenting on the actions of a dedicated actor.
That was a big child, doesn’t look 6. If he was at their home and they’re acting like that, he would be wrong. But they’re in a profession together, they’re at work filming. But if he really swore at the child then that is wrong too, he is old enough to know what to expect if he picks to work with children. If you can’t stand children, then don’t work with them. If a child is not mature enough to handle something serious like filming, parents should not sign them up too, that’s just setting up the child for trouble.
While Mingdao wasn’t right in losing his temper over a child and for possibly cussing at the child/mother, the mother + child were not in the right either. She cannot say that she uploaded this clip as a behind the scene just to show her child working. Like, out of all the clips tho. There were definitely some ill intentions behind her sharing it. And then she had the audacity to say she’s sorry and that many people are still slandering Ming Dao for her clip. Like, what? I don’t care about the man but she should know that her clip would cause some problems. Yes, kids are still kids at the end of the day but I have seen so many child actors that are younger than 6 and are way more professional on set from start to finish. She should not use the excuse that her child is 6 and was being a child. She’s a child actor, and many productions/cast would not want to work with kids who are not cooperative. In their mind, time is money. And they’ve been filming all day too. No one wants to keep having to stay at work long because of someone. Hope this is a lesson learn for all of them.
When she decided to share that clip – she definitely had ill intention in mind. Some people may not want to work with her child in the future. Ming Dao was wrong and so did the mother and her child.
you are right, and let me just add ‘time is money’ is not mindset here but literal thing , film sets are paid per day and sometimes hour of filming. Not sure where this was filmed but it might have been per hour and child was not properly prepared for work. On the other side although he was tired he should let Director manage situation not lose temper. Mother is double faced here. She knew what she was doing. May be she did it to raise visibility of child actress.
I agree with you. Not every kid can be a child actor. All children who made the cut to be a child actor are more intelligent and emotionally mature than their peers. Children in a scene are well prepped prior to actual shooting so that they understand how they need to perform in that particular scene. But it seems this kid refused to cooperate that time. This mother, with her ill-intentions, has just boomeranged herself. Now that this has caused a stir, no production company would want to have her and her disobedient kid on set now.
You ALL must be living in the upside world, the kid, yes a 5 year is a child. The man is an adult, he is in the wrong PERIOD. The director should have taken a break. You cannot and should not impose the same standards or expectations from a child than that of an adult. Shame on all of you who advocate that child was in the wrong, wtf is wrong with you?
Dang, as mother to a 2.5 year old and knowing that kids can get unruly, it’s still no excuse to get mad at a 6 years old kid. Get mad at the mom! Maybe her kid didn’t want to do this that’s why she was acting up. MingDao, on the other hand, needs to keep his temper in check. What the heck, getting mad at a 6 year old when he’s prob 6x/7x the kid’s age!
That is just so moralistic preaching. You have never gotten mad at your own young child at the end of a long day at work and lost your temper for a moment for which you are sorry later? We all have done it. And if you haven’t yet, then remember your own words and bite your own tongue hard when your now cute 2.5 year old become an unruly 6 year-old with a mind of his own. Well, hopefully if you have trained him well, he would be a mature, thoughtful, well mannered, never unruly 6 year old.
I am not excusing MingDao’s behavior, even if he had been under high stress but spare us the preaching. He probably regretted it 3 seconds later.
I think you don’t have kids. A 6 year old is easier to handle than a 2.5 year old 🙂 As an adult, he should have handled it better. Get up and tell the director that the kid is too unprofessional. Tell the mom to prep the kid better in future. This isn’t about getting mad. Losing temper with a kid is one thing, using profanity in front of the kid is another and totally unacceptable, even if parents lose control and do it themselves.
For sure this person doesn’t have kids. And this person has definitely been emotionally abused as a kid. God forbid if this person has a kid…i pity their kid. Their acceptance of this behavior says it all. I try my best not to become sadistic parent the likes of our previous generations and not to instill physical and emotional pain onto my kid. I hope the cohort of this generation try to grow out of the traumatic generational history of abuse as well; it’s too bad some are still stuck in that cycle
I’m with @anon here. At the end of the day, it IS a mistake on Ming Dao part, but does not mean he’s a bad person, nor warrant him hates/preaching. He doesn’t have kids, so he might not have that patience and/or understanding. Plus you didn’t work with the child, how do you know how much pain she put everyone through? And yes, if you are tired, at the end of the day, if a kid being a turd, whether he/she is your child, you will lose temper, because you are human, if you want to claim you are saint, well good for you, but most realistic parents understand there’s good day and bad day.
Now the mother on the hand should be at fault/blamed 100%. Not only she was the one who stood to benefit from releasing the video, she’s abusing her daughter by making her work. Spare me the “my child loves to act, and this is a golden opportunity”. Most children will chose playing and running around than acting like a clown in front of the camera. So instead of putting your negative comments on Ming Dao, who you see a few mins clip of, you should turn those to all the mothers who want to put their children into money making machine
On the contrary, MingDao has a kid. But Anon doesn’t seem like a/he does.
Oh ho stfu you idiot. Spare me the hate replies and comments you’re an idiot, someone needed to say it. I
The way you responded to argument by throwing personal attack and insult make all your comments and opinions became 🤨
Lol I refer you to my previous comment. Stinkyfish is an idiot and that is being polite. Look at that paragraph of nonsense. It’s drivel, as a society you are morally obligated to better your community. I did that here.
In any case, getting mad at the mom, ok. Getting mad at the situation, ok. But NOBODY and I mean NOBODY, should be cussing at YOUR 5 years old. If you think that’s okay…well, something is wrong with this picture, which is why I don’t think there’s anything wrong with showing this
My intent isn’t to say MD is a BAD person. He did something bad, and he should own up to it.
@coralie I get what you are saying, however, I still feel we were not in that situation, we see a clip, we didn’t go through a whole day of whatever the child did or the mother did, or other actors and actresses did. Easy for us to narrow down to say the adult at faults. But kids do drive people nut. Just because you have a kid, that doesn’t mean you can tolerate other tantrum bad kid lol. Anyway, I still think it’s the mother that should be solely at blames, not MD and not the kid 🙂
And please everyone, ignore the raging person in this comment section, so we don’t have to deal with a tanty child. Just don’t bother to ever reply to him.
@apple I also understand that kids can drive people bonkers, but it veers very close to victim blaming mentality when ppl start blaming young kids. Like, we all know kids at that age don’t really have the mental capacity to handle their emotions, impulses, etc. So, like, should you cuss at a dog for not doing what you want? That type of deal. I hope daycare providers aren’t cussing at any 2-6 year old kids when they get unruly. You can say the difference is that daycares are getting paid to look after younger kids, and here the child is getting paid to do work. But money should never be a good rationale for swearing at a kid.
So you gave Ming Dao benefit of the doubt but not the child or that she could have possibly gone through things as well to later act up. I’m not taking side but pretty hypocritical of you. The mom was definitely not honest with her intent, but I can understand a little why she would shared that video. And newsflash Ming Dao does have a kid.
@anonymous It’s not I’m not taking the child’s side, it’s just everyone has been harsh on MD. Just because I speak up for MD, that doesn’t mean I’m saying the child is wrong. I did say in this situation, blame the mom lol. A good example of this is my daughter got bumped by another kid while they were playing, none was at fault. The other kid didn’t notice it so didn’t say sorry, my daughter thinks she did it on purpose because she doesn’t know better, and she didn’t hear the sorry, which then reinforced to her that’s a bad person. I would then have to explain it’s no one fault, or both at fault (depend on how you see it). But point is they both have a long day at the studio, both have equal rights to be cranky (even with each other, again human nature). What’s not right is the mother, putting stress on a child, then upload the video to incite conflicts. Instead of understanding that at the end of the day, everyone was tired.
@coralie daycare providers are different, they are trained to do what is right in term of dealing with kids. Also their conducts will have them fire if they cuss at a child. MD is an actor, he doesn’t have that training in being with kids lol. Again, like @carina said some ppl have potty mouths, and ppl makes mistakes, and he did apologise, so ppl shouldn’t be so harsh on him. I would wait until say 2nd or 3rd incident before I jump into the whole so and so is a bad celebrity.
Last and not least, having an 1 yo child does not mean you have experience in dealing with a tantrum 5yo. As a matter of fact, I would say with each age, and each child (as children are all different), you would learn that the tantrum and your expectations are very different. When your child is 1, their tantrum is a lot easier to manage than when your child is 5. When you have a child at 1yo, you would look at other 5yo tantruming child and think to yourself the other parents are doing a horrible job. It’s only when yours is 5yo, that you would understand it’s sometimes outside of what the parents can do. Sometimes children will just melt down and there is not much you can do about it but let it runs its course. Then there’s gender difference as well, my son has never had bad tantrum, while my girl will not listen to reasons, even though we deal with both kids the same way.
@applefish, not saying your comments don’t have merit, but coming from someone who has somewhat raised my siblings from birth and now have my own child, you’re preaching to the choir here. I think, in this situation, everyone is guilty of something, but the child should not be blamed for acting up. To say MD/mom is not to be blamed is plain bias. Cussing AT a child is wrong, period. Other ppl can have potty mouths around your kid, but to actually cuss at your kid, I don’t think even you would stand for that, esp if it’s not family. Anyways I think the mom is right for uploading the video, but wrong for forcing the kid to act when she was already acting up, also for faking the intent of the video. And MD was wrong for cussing and lashing out. Note: this doesn’t mean MD is a bad person, but he did the wrong thing, there’s a real difference
@coralie if you can’t see how critical you were of MD, then it can’t be helped. I only offered a different point of view, against the torrent of hates and quick to crucify MD for what I would call a human reaction to a bad day at work. Also not to blame MD is bias, idc or know about MD, apart from the name, and he was in some old Taiwanese drama that got him famous (which I haven’t seen), I know nothing of him. So not sure how bias i was, but again if you don’t see the points I made, then again no need to rehearse them. I blame the mom, I did not “not blame the mom”. And again, I don’t think I blame the child for acting up, however, it’s the fact the child act up, it happens, no need to blame anyone, you have a tired long day, you act up, simple. Last and not least, I don’t think it’s right for the mother to upload the video. If you have a problem with how an adult treat your child, speak to their face. Not going around and use dirty trick. Wrong intention still makes the act wrong. Anyway, again, your POV and mine don’t seem to meet, let leave it at that
I saw the video a few time and to be honest, he did not get very angry with the child off… His action is not nasty…he just had to remove himself from the situation when the child could not settle. The mum is the big problem. She is micro managing her daughter and she played up. This is not a man who scolded or shouted at a young kid.
So the mom is in the wrong because she’s doing what a “mom” should be doing, protecting their child? Okay that makes perfect sense. You 🤡
Whatever…. @Seriously. No point talking to a Brat…
@HL I saw the video after your input and it does seem like he got upset but only for a short period of time. I didn’t hear the swearing but I don’t know if that was just blocked out. Getting upset at a kid is fine, but swearing/lashing out is where I draw the line.
@Coralie, I was puzzled by the comments and knowing MD for so many years as a actor… I did a search for the video… I can see him being annoyed. and him walking away when he could not deal with the stress.. his comment was not to waste his time.
But I too agree, it is wrong to lash and swear at kids. I used to run a Mont. nursery school. I have lots of kids I care for. And to say I was never upset, it would be impossible.( But to be honest, I think Parents upsets me more. ) But even if I was upset, I will never lash or swear at any child. I just put on my very firm voice. Being upset at a situation is different from being upset at a child personally.
I am glad you saw the video. MD has a new baby, I bet he is learning alot about being a dad.
I am someone who has a 5 year old, who will be turning 6 in about six months. I’m pretty sensitive about swearing, but some people just potty mouths. My father in law has accidentally sworn in front of my son more than a few times. I try not to acknowledge it hoping my son doesn’t notice, and my father in law apologizes after. If Ming Dao did curse at the kid, he should apologize, which I think he later did and admit under no circumstances should he have lost his temper at the kid. I think we’re all human and we all make mistakes. Since he’s apologized, I think people can give him a little grace, and not crucify him. After a long stressful day, many of us may be stretched to our limits. I say we all move on, and hope he becomes better after it. I also watched the clip and it doesn’t seem as bad as this article made it. Also, the mother can protect her child, but to go and pretend she didn’t intentionally do it was super fake. If filming is stressful for your daughter, and she acts up like this all the time, maybe stop exploiting her for money. Filming schedules are rough on adults, much less children.
@carina I agree with your comments. both parties are wrong and both parties have their reasons for doing what they did, but since they both apologized, that’s that and we can move on