As reported on HK01, the difficulty sparked in February when a fanfiction creator of a BL (Boys Love) style launched a brand new story on AO3 and China’s fanfiction web site Lofter revolving round “The Untamed” actor and his co-star Wang Yibo, through which Wang is written as a younger scholar who falls in love with a cross-dressing male (Xiao).
One other fan then created a design for the fanfiction the place Xiao’s face was edited into a lady’s physique.
Nevertheless, this angered one other phase of Xiao’s followers, who felt that it was degrading in the direction of the actor. They later determined to report the fanfiction for its indecency, ensuing within the Chinese language authorities banning a lot of fanfiction on Lofters and blocking China’s entry to AO3.
This motion had since been condemned by the worldwide communities, with a lot of them slamming the actor’s followers for reporting the location to the federal government.
Although Xiao hasn’t had any direct involvement on this matter, and has even apologised for the controversy by way of his studio, the actor discovered his work to have been affected by the difficulty.
Many netizens have now determined to retaliate by way of hurting his works – together with his dramas like “The Untamed” and “Pleasure of Life” being rated low, whereas his endorsements are dealing with boycotts.
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