On March 23, paparazzi released a video of Sandra Ma Sichun (马思纯) holding hands with a man believed to be the lead singer of rock band Pencillin (盘尼西林), Zhang Zhexuan (张哲轩). Neither party have addressed the rumors yet. However, Sandra Ma had once posted a picture with Zhang Zhexuan on Weibo back in February. On March 9, fans saw Sandra Ma watching Zhang Zhexuan at a concert. Penicillin became mainstream after joining iQIYI’s “The Big Band” in 2019.
However, instead of getting blessings from netizens, several of the comments told Sandra Ma to run far away from Zhang Zhexuan and asked why it was him. After the dating rumors, netizens dug up Zhang Zhexuan’s past history. There were many unpleasant allegations regarding his romantic life and certain social behaviors that led netizens to collectively brand him as a “scumbag”.