Angelababy was supposed to attend the 2019 Madame Figaro Fashion Gala on December 7. However, due to Madame Figaro’s sudden schedule change, she couldn’t attend the event anymore. Her studio posted a series of pictures, including a photoshopped picture of her on the red carpet at the event to be humorous. The post even included the caption, “Due to a scheduling conflict and not being able to attend the event, boss Angelababy is “wearing her best attire” to attend the gala remotely to express her sincerity.”
What was unexpected was backlash from netizens saying, “Lying down at home counting money.”, “Everyone can just carve out pictures from now on and go to work.”. The topic “Angelababy photoshops picture attending event” trended at #1 on Weibo. It seems some netizens didn’t get the humor.
Due to the backlash, the official Madame Figaro Weibo account issued a statement today to clarify the misunderstanding. They expressed, “Due to the event’s time change, it caused a scheduling conflict. As Madame Figaro’s close friend, we especially hope to have Baby’s beautiful image at the “Madame Figaro Fashion Gala” red carpet. So we used another method to invite Baby to attend the scene of the ceremony. Grateful for Baby’s support of Madame Figaro. Everyone, please don’t over analyze it.”
Angelababy’s fans also came out to defend her saying, “It was originally a good thing, why must people put it out of context? It’s too scary.”, “Both parties are very sincere.”, “It was originally just a joke. Some people don’t need to be so mean.”