Many netizens became fans of Xiao Zhan (肖战) and Wang Yibo (王一博) because of “The Untamed” (陈情令). They have a big fanbase that consists of CP fans, “Bo Jun Yi Xiao” (BJYX or “博君一肖”), brotherhood fans, Xiao Zhan only fans, and Wang Yibo only fans. Because of the different factions among the fandom, fans are constantly engaged in fan wars. Wang Yibo’s dating rumors last time created an even bigger faction within the fandom with CP fans and Wang Yibo fans quitting, rejoining, and quitting again. The latest fan wars are now targeting Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo over their character and supposed “uncivilized behavior.”
The past two days, the fandoms started sabotaging each other over past pictures of Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo exhibiting “uncivilized behavior”. It’s uncertain how the fan wars started, but supposedly Wang Yibo fans attacked first by dissing Xiao Zhan for once stepping on an airport sofa and saying he lacked character.
Then Xiao Zhan’s fans retaliated by showing old clips of Wang Yibo skateboarding at the airport. This is the clip of Wang Yibo skateboarding at the airport that started the hashtag “Wang Yibo skateboarding at the airport lacks character”. One netizen said skateboarding in a public area endangers the security of other people and was immoral of him to do so. There were netizens that also said he shouldn’t be skateboarding in a public area, especially since there were children around. Wang Yibo’s fans are trying to defend him saying he wasn’t that close to the child and that he was going slowly.
In addition to these clips, Xiao Zhan’s fans also shared old pics of Wang Yibo putting his feet against a panel on an airplane to exhibit his “uncivilized behavior”. There were also pics of him putting his feet on chairs at a hotel and the airport.
Do you think the fans are making a big deal out of nothing?