Love in Flames of War 良辰好景知几何 has ended. It’s customary for actors to post about their show on social media, which is exactly what male lead Shawn Dou Xiao has done. However, it has seen backlash from some fans, and it seem his girlfriend Laurinda Ho is also getting flak for commenting on his post.
On May 24, Shawn Dou took to social media to say, “It’s over….” He tagged the director and each of his cast mates from Chen Duling to Yuan Hao to say thank you. He also thanked the crew members and viewers who have watched the show. Laurinda Ho left him a comment saying, “First one.”
Unfortunately, the real-life couple ended up getting flak because of this. Some accused Laurinda of trying hard to make her presence known. Netizens were also unhappy over how Shawn uploaded 9 photos of himself and the cast but failed to include even one photo of leading lady Chen Duling. Some felt he was being overly careful to keep distance from his onscreen love interest.
As netizens began dissecting Shawn’s post, they also noticed that he edited his post three times and tagged the wrong ID for director Chung Shu Kai at first whom he also worked with in See You Again and Ten Years Late. Shawn Dou also failed to tag Zhao Yingzi who plays the second female lead. The actress left him a comment saying, “Third brother, you totally forgot your xiaozongzi (her character), sad now.”
Shawn has drawn criticism from those who feel he’s not serious about promoting his drama, and it seems the actor just can’t catch a break. Earlier this month, some drama fans felt it was inappropriate for Shawn to publicly greet his girlfriend on her birthday after a big wedding scene on Love in Flames of War. Back then, Chen Duling helped promote the wedding scene by sharing it on social media and he didn’t.
LOL Why does his girlfriend remind me of this one Thai actor’s girlfriend? She literally comments on every single one of his instagram posts but they hangout all the time. They really do try to make their presence known that that is their man. I mean, I don’t blame them though. I’d probs do the same but idk either. At least she doesn’t do it all the time like this Thai actor’s girlfriend. LOL But not sure how I feel about this. It is a fail on Shawn’s part for messing up on the tagging for the directors. There’s a lot of cast members in this drama too so I understand forgetting but still a fail on Shawn’s part considering the second female lead did play a big part of the drama (even though she was a bad character). As for the female lead, I get the whole distancing as to not create rumors bc we all know there are delusional people out there but at the same time, we all know he’s in a committed relationship too. Doesn’t hurt to share group photos with the female lead or whatever. At least the drama poster ones would be sufficient and more subtle. I mean, he’s not obligated to promote his drama but it doesn’t hurt to also promote your drama considering you did work hard for it, and it deserves to be shared. Shawn definitely lacks a lot in this area but it’s whatever bc he’s a good actor and looks good so I’ll let it pass for now. LOLOL
HL- Hoh Liu
Which Thai couple? Do you remember the name? Just curious..
There are people who don’t enjoy dramas as entertainment. They only watch to make destructive criticisms. Haters. I don’t see any errors, maybe it was distracted, you can fix that. As for the criticism of his girlfriend, isn’t it natural that she wants to support her (our) beloved? Shawn Dou could solve this with two accounts, one professional and one personal, since the Chinese have several names, you can use a different name on each account. I love Shawn Dou, you’re forgiven.
Oh Grow up fans, he’s a man with a life outside of the celeb world. There is no crime in posting what the hell you want on social media (unless you’re stupid enough to post yourself committing a crime). If you don’t support the show, then don’t watch it. If you do, then support it and just talk about the characters in the show. Reality isn’t fictional like dramas.
He is dating some billionaire daughter dude is smart…. Better great her on her birthday and considering some luxury future than some médiocre acting career…. Dude is fine looking and not that bad of an actor but far from being a very successfull one….
Haha so he doesn’t share pictures of his co-star, he doesn’t have to. He doesn’t need to share a solo pic of her, some people are just looking for trouble.
Chinese fans are just trying to stir trouble when there’s none to be had. It’s great that people love the characters but it should stop there and not bled into real life like the actor/ actress actually dating. It’ll just make thing awkward. I seriously do not understand why people need to dig up his edit history and make a big deal out of it. Isn’t it very common for people to edit their post, jeez.
Kind messed up to ignore the FL and the whole tagging thing, if your partner can’t handle your job or you acting and promoting your drama maybe work on dramas where there’s no romance? Part of being in a drama is the promotions, he absolutely doesn’t have or need to play CP but to bluntly ignore his co-star while the drama is airing is little unfortunate. And if you can’t handle your partner job, then don’t date an actor 💁♀️
Case 1: Yuan Bingyan was criticized for ‘being overboard in hyping her CP with her male lead’ during a presscon for Love and Redemption.
Case 2: Cheng Yi was criticized for ‘being too cold towards his female lead’ during the Love and Redemption concert.
Case 3: Zhang Yujian was criticized for ‘acting like a single man by trying to hype CP with his female lead’ when he was already married with Wu Qian at that time.
Case 4: Shawn Dou was criticized for ‘not hyping CP with his female lead’ and pay too much attention to his gf.
Conclusion: CP fans are delusional and unreasonable.
Hahaha. Agreed. Whatever the celebs do, there will always be someone to criticize them. As sure as the sun rises in the east. It’s a no-win game.
As for the drama, I dropped it mid-way. Couldn’t take anymore of the FL character or her acting. Too much focus on the romantic arcs of the various characters with the usual tropes was not helping either.
Best comment here!!! These fans are out of control and I am happy Shawn Dou don’t give a rat’s ass about their opinions.
hahaha You know nothing Jon Snow! The actors are PAID for promotion. May be production company did not want to pay and his team just published what was paid for. Ever thought like that came to the mind of netizens? Oh my how naive they are. Like actors are promoting their dramas just like that. Oh My!
Yes, the main or lead actors are expected to promote the drama as part of their pay package deals, eg. photoshoots, talk shows, game shows, advertisements etc. ….. But not to write the “farewell” message on their personal weibo, when the drama finishes airing. That’s a personal message and is just a tradition. Many actors also don’t do it. And or course, all actors want their dramas to do well and have a huge audience. Their teams do track the statistics closely.
Sometimes you just simply forget lol. Poor Shawn! It’s okay bud , its okay.