GQ China magazine recently had a segment interviewing several artists on what they can give up for the stage. Chinese actress, Tian Xiwei (田曦薇), responded, “My life.” After GQ released the video, Tian Xiwei was criticized for her delivery as she said it with a smile and was laughing. Netizens said her expressions and tone of voice seemed to be mocking and disrespectful to Lay Zhang Yixing (张艺兴) who had the same response to the same question before in a 2020 interview.
Lay Zhang seemingly responded to the debate on December 11 without addressing anyone or anything, saying, “I think it’s quite good. People who work hard for their dreams at any costs is worthy of respect. All people with dreams, let’s jiayou together!”.