Joe Chen (陳喬恩) received a lot of backlash after she publicly admitted to her relationship with Malaysian artist, Alan Chen (曾伟昌), who she was set up with on the variety show, “Meeting Mr. Right 2” (女儿们的恋爱2). Many fans felt he wasn’t good enough for her after looking up his background and digging into his personal life through social media. Alan Chen was accused of lying and liking posts of busty women. Even though he clarified those posts were of women he knew and all had decent jobs, fans still weren’t convinced.
Joe Chen had even responded to Alan Chen’s clarification post from December 2nd. She expressed, “Alan, your Instagram is popular now. In fact, accountant’s hobby is learning pole dancing. It got me laughing…Very sorry to those who got implicated. Hope it doesn’t bother others and hope you sunflowers won’t worry. This is just a misunderstanding. Sorry for making everyone worry. Thank you to everyone for your support.”
A lot of Joe Chen’s fans publicly declared they were quitting on her after she made the love post. On December 8th, she responded to a fan in her Weibo “Super Topic” about fans quitting on her with the following response, “I didn’t hide about me dating. I shared it with everyone. Everyone has their own thoughts and interests. I didn’t force anyone to support my love either. Some people will be able to accept it, some won’t. I think both are fine. Respect each other. This is the best way.”