Zhang Han and His Latest Drama, “Gentlemen of Eastern 8th”, Under Fire Once Again for Scene of Him Grabbing Co-Star, Wang Xiaochen’s Breast

Zhang Han (张翰) and his newest drama, “Gentlemen of Eastern 8th” (东八区的先生们), are under fire once again due to an inappropriate scene from the most recent episode. Zhang Han is seen grabbing his co-star, Wang Xiaochen’s (王晓晨) breast to place her to sit on his lap. The placement of Zhang Han’s hand and action was a topic of debate on Weibo with the hashtag, “Zhang Han’s hand” trending on Weibo.

Many netizens lambasted Zhang Han and left comments saying he was obviously taking advantage of his co-star, called him a pervert, accused him of sexual harassment, and more.

This isn’t the first time Zhang Han and the drama have been criticized. Just last week, there was a scene where Zhang Han’s character, “Tong Yu”, saves Wang Xiaochen’s character, “Xu Duo”, from falling by pulling her bra from the back. Netizens said the action made no logical sense.

The drama hasn’t been well received and is currently rated 2.2 on Douban, reportedly making it this year’s lowest rated Chinese language series. What’s more concerning is Zhang Han served as one of the producers and screenwriters of “Gentlemen of Eastern 8th”. It reportedly took him four years to prepare this project.

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3 thoughts on “Zhang Han and His Latest Drama, “Gentlemen of Eastern 8th”, Under Fire Once Again for Scene of Him Grabbing Co-Star, Wang Xiaochen’s Breast

  1. The think it was a real scene if someone is liking someone and putting you to sit on his lap, isn’t it natural,some people are taking things a little overboard,I think the acting was perfect ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍Zhang Hans keep up your wonderful acting

  2. If he can’t make it look natural, then, yes, it’s highly likely that it would come across as sleazy. Wasn’t the drama edited? Didn’t it pass censorship? I’m surprised it did, seeing how widely panned this drama is. My one advice is know your audience. What may be perceived as funny and forgivable in a high school or college drama with the right actors; sets a much different tone when it’s being acted by a mature man in his 30’s or 40’s.

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