It’s no secret Xiao Zhan (肖战) became really popular after the success of “The Untamed” (陈情令). Naturally, anything related to Xiao Zhan would be plastered all over the news. There are times when Xiao Zhan gets unwarranted attention like when Chinese actor, Xia Fan (夏凡), suddenly made a post on October 21, tagging Xiao Zhan and said, “You are nothing.”
People are confused as to why Xia Fan would make this post as they have never worked with each other before. Everyone that has worked with Xiao Zhan has nothing but good things to say about him. Xia Fan is a 39 year old actor and isn’t exactly a household name in China. He only has 200,000 something followers on Weibo. Many netizens believe Xia Fan is trying to gain popularity and fame by associating himself with Xiao Zhan. What’s more suspicious is that he has now deleted the post.
Before Xia Fan had deleted the post, many netizens left comments defending Xiao Zhan saying, “In order to gain popularity, he succeeded.”, “So is he going to explain what happened?”, “I am not Xiao Zhan’s fan, but looking at his fans, they have been very rational and haven’t retaliated. This person trying to gain popularity should apologize.”