Huang Zitao (黄子韬) is a cast member in the new variety show “The Protectors” (小小的追球). The show debuted today. In the trailer, he and the other cast member, Wang Yanlin (王彦霖) are the first ones to meet each other. Awkwardness ensues as they don’t know each other and have nothing to talk about. However, later clips are shown of the two of them getting along just fine. At one point, Huang Zitao and Wang Yanlin are talking about relationships.
All of a sudden, Huang Zitao tells Wang Yanlin, “I can actually tell you right now that I have someone I like. I really have someone.” However, that scene only lasted for five seconds. Netizens immediately left comments saying, “Is this a joke or for real? As a male idol, he is really upright for saying this.”, “Who could it be?”, “Sounds like an official announcement coming soon?”.
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Fans were questioning the show’s editing skills and said, “I hope this is just the editing and not true.”, “Who does he like?”, “Haven’t you seen variety shows? Don’t you know it’s just the editing?”, “Don’t believe it. Once you do, you’ll lose.”, “The next phrase is: It’s you, Wang Yanlin.”, “It’s better to completely watch the show first and then comment.”
This hits close to home for some fans as Huang Zitao was rumored to be dating a Korean internet celebrity, Kim Min Hyun, back in August when they were spotted eating together. Huang Zitao’s mom was also present at the time. She was seen feeding ice cream to Huang Zitao. At one point, Huang Zitao grabs her hand. Afterwards, she was seen sitting in the passenger seat of Huang Zitao’s car when they drove off. Huang Zitao has never addressed the rumors. A staff member from Huang Zitao’s team had responded to the media at the time and said, “We haven’t heard about this.”