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Xiao Zhan Rumored To Be Dropped From Joy Of Life 2

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https://sg.style.yahoo.com/xiao-zhan-wont-return-joy-074500522.html

by Heidi Hsia

 

8 Apr - Rumours are rife that mainland actor Xiao Zhan (Sean Xiao) has been removed from the second season of "Joy of Life".

As reported on On CC, speculations about Xiao's removal sparked after the actor was a no-show on the variety show, "Trump Card", where the rest of his cast mates attended.

The appearance of these actors, including Zhang Ruoyun, seemed to confirm that they will be joining season two of the series, and that Xiao's absence could mean that he will not be a part of it.

Sources believe that Xiao's absence could have something to do with the recent controversy surrounding a fan war that had caused the ban of fan fiction sites Lofter and Archive Of Our Own in China.

Back in February, fans of Xiao expressed their anger and disgust over an RPF (Real People Fiction) about Xiao and his "The Untamed" co-star Wang Yibo. The story depicts Xiao as a man who cross-dresses as a salon girl while Wang is a student who falls in love with him.

Fans of Xiao decided to report the said fiction claiming that it was an insult to their idol, causing the said ban. As a result, netizens began to boycott the actor's work and demanded an apology from his fans.

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Why is fan fiction ban incident affecting his work right now? Did he say something stupid? 🤔

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Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, satoori said:

Hmmmmmmm

feels like the beginning of being blacklisted....

That situation is weird af, I kinda feel bad for him, those fic writers/AO3 residents are blaming him for his fans behavior and even trying to accuse him personally of that AO3 ban, as if he's obligated to support the porn stories about himself. RPF is such a grey zone, since it's about the real people...

 

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I feel really bad for him.

All of this because 1) People had to write porn stories about a REAL person instead of a character (sorry not sorry I will never understand nor support stories about real people, authors do know the people themselves and THEIR FAMILIES could see those things if they search his real name ?) 

2)Because of the actions of his fans, whatever they may have done.

 

Like damn he's losing everything for something he didn't do.

 

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24 minutes ago, Augusto said:

That situation is weird af, I kinda feel bad for him, those fic writers/AO3 residents are blaming him for his fans behavior and even trying to accuse him personally of that AO3 ban, as if he's obligated to support the porn stories about himself. RPF is such a grey zone, since it's about the real people...

 

His fans will basically be his downfall, since they started all of this mess between fans/writers. This is not the publicity or attention he needed. Especially since it all revolves around a topic that can be problematic in China. 

RPF is not a grey zone for countries with more freedoms, since it's just fiction.  Fan fiction about celebrities (actors, athletes, etc)  have been around since like forever. That's fan culture.

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2 minutes ago, satoori said:

His fans will basically be his downfall, since they started all of this mess between fans/writers. This is not the publicity or attention he needed. Especially since it all revolves around a topic that can be problematic in China.

RPF is not a grey zone for countries with more freedoms, since it's just fiction. 

Yeah, the porn is forbidden in China, so XZ literally couldn't make any statement about the issue anyway and just avoided SNS once that controversy happened, so it's definitely lose-lose situation for him. Those AO3 China fans are accusing his agency of AO3 ban, harrassing him, sending death threats, downgrading the ratings of his works etc, and now he's about to lose his status in the industry because of 'just fiction'...

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from what I heard the CPC was planning on banning AO3 even before this mess involving xiao zhan. so if that's how it is then this is a sad situation in which xz is made the scapegoat when in reality it's an issue involving the values and restrictions of the CPC. 

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Xiao Zhan was the biggest reason why someone would watch it, lol

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37 minutes ago, Yukihime said:

I feel really bad for him.

All of this because 1) People had to write porn stories about a REAL person instead of a character (sorry not sorry I will never understand nor support stories about real people, authors do know the people themselves and THEIR FAMILIES could see those things if they search his real name ?) 

2)Because of the actions of his fans, whatever they may have done.

 

Like damn he's losing everything for something he didn't do.

 

Usually when you search a celebrity name these fanfic do not come up. No where near the top results. However I don't know what China search engine is like?...

I'm not a huge fan of RPF for movies/dramas either, but I feel some people are putting to much blame on the writers. They're not at fault here. We as readers can choose what we read.  All of this mess could of been avoided if his fans didn't make such a riot. Their fav is not the first celebrity to have a fanfics written about them. 

Anyways rather then pick a side or give an opinion, some people in the industry are probably just going to continue to reject him from some roles till things calm down. We'll see tho...

edit: @Augusto 

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Probably a baseless rumor. How he can be dropped from something that he wasn't even confirmed? 

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37 minutes ago, Usagi. said:

Xiao Zhan was the biggest reason why someone would watch it, lol

He played a supporting role. 

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7 minutes ago, 5201314 said:

He played a supporting role. 

Lots of people outside from China only know about Joy of Life because he is there, supporting role or not.

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2 minutes ago, Usagi. said:

Lots of people outside from China only know about Joy of Life because he is there, supporting role or not.

The majority of viewers aren't outside of China. 

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29 minutes ago, Gene_e said:

Probably a baseless rumor. How he can be dropped from something that he wasn't even confirmed? 

This. He’s only supporting in Joy of Life and unless season 2 was going to pivot to him being lead, it’s a step down for him to come back. 

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7 minutes ago, 5201314 said:

The majority of viewers aren't outside of China. 

Well then, even inside China Xiao Zhan is popular as fuck.

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His character was pretty small either way. He was never going to become main character. 

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